COMMON QUESTIONS REGARDING POKER AT BORGATA
Q. How do I register for a tournament?
A. Registration takes place at the tournament podium in our poker room beginning two (2) hours before each tournament. Registration will remain open until the end of the second level.
Q. Can I pre-register or register by phone?
A. Registration for all tournaments must be done in person and paid for in cash or chips (or a combination of cash and chips).
Q. Do I need a player's card to enter into a tournament?
A. Yes. All participants must have a My Borgata card in order to register. You may sign-up for a My Borgata card at the My Borgata Center or in the poker room. Valid identification is required.
Q. How long are the daily tournaments?
A. Each tournament differs in length. On average, our tourneys are five to seven hours long. Please click on Poker Tournaments link for buy-in, fees, and details.
Q. How long are the tournament rounds?
A. The tournament rounds are 20-30 minutes long. The limits or blinds increase with each round. Please click on Poker Tournaments link for buy-in, fees, and details.
Q. What are the starting blinds and limits?
A. For our No Limit Hold'em tournaments, the blinds start at $25 & $50. Please click on Poker Tournaments link for buy-in, fees, and details.
Q. What is a re-buy?
A. A re-buy gives players the opportunity to buy back into the tournament or to add to an existing amount, as long as the player has the same amount or less than he/she started with. The cost to re-buy is the same as the buy-in.
Q. What is an add-on?
A. An add-on allows a player to increase his/her chips and stay in the tournament longer. One add-on is allowed at the end of the 3rd round. The cost to add-on is the same dollar amount as the buy-in.
Q. How many spots are paid winners?
A. For tournaments with 49 or less participants, the last 5 players are paid; for tournaments with 50-100, the last table wins (8 players in Stud & 9 players in Hold'em); for tournaments with 101-199 participants, the last 2 tables are winners.
Q. What is a Free Roll tournament?
A. Free Rolls are tournaments that do not cost the player to enter but still have a prize pool.