Los Angeles, CA (September 14, 2016) – World Poker Tour® returns to Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, NJ on Sept. 18, 2016 for the televised Season XV WPT® Borgata Poker Open. It is the 14th edition of the WPT Borgata Poker Open, with the $3,500 Championship boasting a $3 million guarantee.
The feature tournament of a 19-event schedule, the WPT Borgata Poker Open $3,500 Championship will allow unlimited re-entries through Level 10 on the two starting days of Sept. 18 and 19. Each entry will see a player begin with 30,000 in tournament chips, and each level will be one hour in length through the first 10 levels. Subsequent days will feature longer level times, and Day 5 of the event will feature the WPT final table structure.
In addition to the first-place prize money, the Season XV WPT Borgata Poker Open champion will be awarded a luxurious Hublot King Power Unico Carbon and Red watch, have his or her name engraved on the WPT Champions Cup, and win an entry into the season-ending WPT Tournament of Champions.
Last season, the WPT Borgata Poker Open attracted a field of 1,027 entries, with David Paredes emerging victorious to capture the $723,227 first-place prize.
“We are excited to welcome the World Poker Tour back to Borgata for the 14th edition of the WPT Borgata Poker Open,” said Joe Lupo, Senior Vice President of Operations for Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa. “The WPT Borgata Poker Open Championship event has consistently drawn more than 1,000 entries for each of the past seven seasons, and we look forward to hosting another world-class WPT event.”
“We are proud to return to Borgata again for Season XV, and the WPT Borgata Poker Open represents the first of two stops this season at this premier East Coast venue,” said Adam Pliska, CEO of the World Poker Tour. “Borgata is home to some of the largest WPT fields in history and many of the WPT’s most prestigious champions, one of whom is legendary two-time World Poker Tour winner Daniel Negreanu. Other past champions include Season XIII Hublot WPT Player of the Year Anthony Zinno, Olivier Busquet, and Darren Elias.”
The final table of the Season XV WPT Borgata Poker Open Championship will be live streamed on a 30-minute delay on WPT.com and Twitch.tv/worldpokertour.
WPT Borgata Poker Open Championship event players are invited to Borgata’s newest outdoor bar venue, the Beer Garden, on Sept. 18, from 5-8 p.m. ET. Those that attend will be treated to drinks and live music and enjoy a variety of lawn games, fire pits and more.
On Sept. 19, the WPT Players Forum takes place at 8:30 p.m. Players are invited to the session to provide feedback and suggestions regarding the World Poker Tour. The WPT Players Forum will be held at Borgata’s Studio 3, located in the Event Center. Light refreshments will be provided.
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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; 184 table games; 3,026 slot machines; a 75+ table poker room; 11 retail boutiques; 5 acclaimed fine dining restaurants by renowned chefs; 10 casual dining options; a 54,000 square foot spa; 70,000 square feet of event space; 20,000 square foot indoor/outdoor pool and garden; 32,000 square foot outdoor pool; 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 offers online gaming within the state of New Jersey through its real-money gaming sites, BorgataCasino.com and BorgataPoker.com. Borgata is an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM). For more information about Borgata, please visit theborgata.com or follow Borgata on Facebook and Twitter.
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 more than 150 countries and territories, and is currently producing its 15th season, which airs on FOX Sports Regional Networks in the United States. Season XV of WPT is sponsored by ClubWPT.com, a unique online membership site that offers inside access to the WPT, as well as a sweepstakes-based poker club available in 35 states across the United States. ClubWPT.com also sponsors Season 3 of the WPT Alpha8 series of super-high roller poker tournaments which airs on FOX Sports 1 in the United States. WPT also participates in strategic brand license, partnership, and sponsorship opportunities. WPT Enterprises Inc. is a subsidiary of Ourgame International Holdings, Ltd. For more information, go to WPT.com.
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