ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (January 9, 2015) – New Jersey’s premier online poker platform, BorgataPoker.com and nj.partypoker.com, presents the second running of one of the state’s largest tournaments, the Garden State Super Series (GSSS) beginning January 11 at 4pm ET. The exciting online action of the market leading $1 million plus guaranteed online tournament series runs until Sunday, January 25, 2015, and conveniently takes place alongside the Borgata Winter Poker Open tournament series at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, featuring the televised WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open Championship event. Together with the land-based event guarantees, the combined prize pool is over $7.7 million.
The exciting online GSSS II consists of 23 varied events at three different buy-in levels (69 in total) across a range of tournament formats. The series opens on Sunday, January 11 at 4pm ET with Event #1; a 6 Max including the famous GSSS three levels of entry. Players can also try their hand at $2,500 guaranteed for a $10 entry, $15,000 guaranteed for a $20 buy-in or $200 to get into the $75,000 NLH 6 Max at 5pm ET.
Qualifiers for customers to win entry into the online events for a fraction of the cost continue to run every day with buy-ins starting from just $0.25. In addition, bounty and rebuy NLH tournaments are spread generously throughout the diverse schedule. Also featured are Deepstack, PLO, 7 Card Stud and Fixed Limit tournaments with three low, mid and high level buy-in options providing incredible accessibility.
The second instalment of the series offers steeper payout structures for all tournaments. This was the result of feedback from the New Jersey poker community and, in particular, players who took part in the last GSSS, with the new payout structures meaning bigger prizes for those that cash and higher payouts for first place. Other changes introduced into the new schedule include:
• More events – 69 from 60.
• New Speed Down format for event #21. The tournament structure slows as it progresses.
• Main Event is now on the final day of the series rather than halfway through.
• Introduction of NLH Heads-Up events #15 to the schedule for the first time.
• Introduction of Super Bounty event #16 – 50% of prizepool goes on bounties and 50% to the prizepool.
By aligning the GSSS II with Borgata’s stellar land-based Winter Poker Open tournament series and the televised WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open Championship event, players from around the world can take part in what will be the largest online poker tournament series ever held in New Jersey so pack your laptop and make your online deposits and withdrawals via the cage at the event.
On January 25, the televised $3 million guaranteed WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open Championship presented by partypoker kicks off at Borgata. The $3,500 buy-in tournament features two starting flights, and players can still qualify online at BorgataPoker.com and nj.partypoker.com in New Jersey. There are several preliminary events running at Borgata prior to the WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open Championship, including a $2 million guaranteed re-entry event (January 13-16), a $230 buy-in shoot out (January 18), a $1,650 buy-in heads-up tournament (January 20-21), and a $150,000 guaranteed, $1,000 buy-in six-max freeze out (January 23-24).
“I am looking forward to the Garden State Super Series getting underway on Sunday and it is exciting how this major online series coincides with the live action of the WPT Winter Poker Open featuring the WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open Championship,” said Team partypoker captain Mike Sexton, who will be in New Jersey playing the majority of the online events. “There are so many ways to qualify plus a great variety of tournament formats and the three buy-in levels that give anyone a chance to take home their share of over $1 million. We would like to thank the community for their feedback on the schedule with steeper payout structures and the introduction of Heads-Up and Super Bounty events particular results of this.”
To view the event schedule or for more information visit poker.theborgata.com or nj.partypoker.com/whats-going-on/tournaments/garden-state-super-series.html and follow all of the action on Twitter @BorgataPoker.
About Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa
Located in Atlantic City’s Marina District, Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa features 2,000 guest rooms and suites; 161,000 square feet of gaming space consisting of 182 gaming tables, 3094 slot machines and an 79 table poker room; 10 retail boutiques; 5 acclaimed fine dining restaurants by renowned chefs; 9 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 market-leading 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. Borgata also offers online gaming within the state of New Jersey through its real-money gaming sites, BorgataCasino.com and BorgataPoker.com.
For more information on Borgata or to obtain a copy of this press release, please visit www.theborgata.com or twitter.com/BorgataAC.
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