Los Angeles, CA (January 17, 2017) – Season XV of the World Poker Tour® continues with the WPT® Borgata Winter Poker Open at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, NJ. The $3,500 Championship boasts a $3 million guaranteed prize pool and runs January 29 through February 3, 2017.
The Season XV WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open $3,500 Championship, which features two starting flights and features both re-entry and “best stack forward” formats, headlines a 25-event schedule. Players may re-enter through the first 10 levels of play, with those participating on multiple Day 1’s allowed to take his or her best stack forward to Day 2.
Players on Day 1a and Day 1b of the Season XV WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open $3,500 Championship will play the first eight levels of the tournament, and will have two levels of late registration available on Day 2.
The full WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open festival begins January 17 with the Borgata Deepstack Kick-Off event. This event has a $560 buy-in, six starting flights, and a $2 million guaranteed prize pool.
“We’re excited to host the World Poker Tour for the second time in Season XV with our WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open,” said Mike Woodside, Vice President of Marketing for Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa. “Since partnering with the WPT for the Borgata Winter Poker Open, the $3,500 Championship has attracted an average of more than 1,100 entries each season, and we are looking forward to another spectacular event.”
Adam Pliska, CEO of the WPT, added, “The WPT is proud to return to the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa for the second time in Season XV as we kick off the 2017 leg of the WPT Main Tour. This storied East Coast venue has produced many great WPT Champions Club members including Daniel Negreanu, Olivier Busquet, Anthony Zinno, Darren Elias, and Aaron Mermelstein, and the WPT looks forward to welcoming a new champion at the Season XV WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open.”
In Season XIV, the WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open $3,500 Championship attracted 1,171 entries and generated a prize pool of more than $3.7 million. Christopher Leong emerged victorious to capture his first WPT title and the $816,246 top prize.
On January 29, a player party will be held at Borgata’s Gypsy Bar following the conclusion of play.
In addition to the great WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open schedule, LearnWPT™ is hosting a special cash Game Strategy Workshop on January 28-29. This two-day workshop is hosted by LearnWPT’s Nick Binger and Eric Lynch and will provide lessons for success in no-limit hold’em cash games. Head to LearnWPT.com for more information and to reserve your seat.
Hotel room rates for the Season XV WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open are available for January 17 through February 3, but rooms are filling up quickly. Please call (609) 317-1000 and mention the code “Poker Open” when reserving your room to receive rates of $89 for Sunday through Thursday, $159 for Friday, and $209 for Saturday.
For more information on the WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open, visit the event page on www.WPT.com.
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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.
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