10th ANNUAL BORGATA POKER OPEN GUARANTEES $3 MILLION CHAMPIONSHIP EVENT-SEPT 16-21
Featuring $1 Million Opening Event and Televised WPT® Borgata Poker Open Championship
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (July 23, 2012) – Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa announced details of its tenth annual Borgata Poker Open tournament series, beginning with a $1 Million Guaranteed opening Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em event on Wednesday, September 5, and concluding with the televised World Poker Tour ® (WPT) Borgata Poker Open Championship scheduled for September 16–21. The $3,500 buy-in Championship No Limit Hold’em event features a guaranteed $3 million prize pool.
The Borgata Poker Open Championship event set a record with 1,042 entries in 2010, and in 2011 Borgata raised the bar with another record 1,313 entries – both ranking as the largest fields in the history of the World Poker Tour. Past champions include Bobby Oboodi (2011), Dwyte Pilgrim (2010), Olivier Busquet (2009), Vivek Rajkumar (2008), Roy Winston (2007), Mark Newhouse (2006), Al Ardebili (2005), Daniel Negreanu (2004) and Noli Francisco (2003).
"Borgata is the premiere poker destination on the East Coast," said Senior Vice President of Operations, Joe Lupo. "Borgata offers players the best tournament value in a world-class facility. We welcome the World Poker Tour, past champions and all players vying for their place in Borgata poker history."
This year’s 17-day series features Deep Stacks, Six-Max, Bounty, Heads Up, Seniors (50+) and Ladies No Limit Hold’em events, along with Seven Card Stud, Pot Limit Omaha, Omaha, HORSE and Limit Hold’em events. The featured WPT Borgata Poker Open Championship event is part of the WPT Season XI and will be filmed from Day 1 through the final table and televised on Fox Sports Net.
Online reservations for all Borgata Poker Open main events begins Monday, July 30, and will be available 24 hours a day through August 31, by visiting www.theborgata.com. On-site registration for all Borgata Poker Open events begins Tuesday, September 4.
To view the event schedule or for more information visit www.theborgata.com and follow all of the action on Twitter @BorgataPoker.
About Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa
Located at Renaissance Pointe in Atlantic City, Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa features 2,000 guest rooms and suites; 161,000 square feet of gaming; 182 gaming tables; 3,475 slot machines; the largest poker room in Atlantic City with 80+ tables; 11 retail boutiques; 6 acclaimed fine dining restaurants by world-renowned chefs; 6 casual dining options; a 54,000 square foot spa; 70,000 square feet of event space; 4 signature nightlife experiences; and parking for 7,100 cars. The resort also features Atlantic City’s first cosmopolitan hotel experience, The Water Club at Borgata, with 800 guest rooms and suites; a 36,000 square foot spa; 18,000 square feet of meeting space; 6 designer retail boutiques; and 5 heated indoor and outdoor pools.
For more information on Borgata or to obtain a copy of this press release, please visit www.theborgata.com, twitter.com/BorgataAC or twitter.com/BorgataPoker
About World Poker Tour
World Poker Tour (WPT) is the premier name in internationally televised gaming and entertainment with brand presence in land-based tournaments, television, online and mobile. Leading innovation in the sport of poker since 2002, WPT ignited the global poker boom with the creation of a unique television show based on a series of high stakes poker tournaments. WPT has broadcast globally in over 150 countries and territories and is currently airing the all-new tenth season on FSN in the United States. Season X of WPT is sponsored by ClubWPT.com, a unique online membership site which offers inside access to the WPT as well as a sweepstakes-based poker club and is available in 35 states across the U.S. WPT participates in strategic brand license, partnership and sponsorship opportunities. WPT Enterprises Inc. is a subsidiary of bwin.party digital entertainment plc. For more information, go to WorldPokerTour.com.