World Poker Tour (WPT) Championship Event to Feature Guaranteed $2 Million Prize Pool


ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (December 17, 2012) – Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa announced today details of its eighth annual Borgata Winter Poker Open tournament series, beginning on January 15 and concluding with the WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open Championship event, January 27 – February 1. This year’s Deep Stack Double Play No Limit Hold’em (re-entry) Championship is a $3,500 buy-in with 30,000 in starting chips, Borgata’s signature player-friendly structure, and boasts a guaranteed $2 million prize pool.


“Borgata is pleased to welcome back the World Poker Tour (WPT) for our Borgata Winter Poker Open Championship event in January,” said Senior Vice President of Operations Joe Lupo. “We are looking forward to building on the great success we continue to experience during our September WPT Borgata Poker Open Championship events and remain the preeminent poker destination on the East Coast.”


Last year, Joshua Mancuso triumphed in the 2012 Borgata Winter Poker Open Championship event, joining Vadim Shlez (2011), Jeffrey Madsen (2010), Steven Weinstein (2009), Gavin Griffin (2008), John Hennigan (2007) and Michael “The Grinder” Mizrachi (2006) on the distinguished list of Borgata Winter Poker Open Champions.


The 18-day series, held in the Event Center, will feature 56 unique tournaments, including No Limit Hold’em, Mix-Max, Six-Max, Deep Stack, Seniors and Ladies No Limit Hold’em, mixed games, Seven Card Stud and Omaha events. Last year’s Borgata Winter Poker Open kick-off event saw a record-breaking 1,873 entries, marking the largest one-day attendance turnout in the history of Borgata’s poker program. This year, the $560 Big Stack No Limit Hold’em opening event has a $1 Million guaranteed prize pool, requiring at least 2,000 entries to meet the guarantee.


Online reservations for Borgata Winter Poker Open Main events are available 24 hours a day starting December 17 through Friday, January 11 by visiting

To view the event schedule or for more information visit 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.




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