WPT® Borgata Poker Open and Inaugural Garden State Super Series Boast $7.6 Million in Prize Pools
Live Events Begin September 1, WPT Borgata Poker Open Championship Starts September 14, and Online Garden State Super Series Runs September 7-21
Los Angeles, CA (August 21, 2014) — World Poker Tour® returns to Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa for a 12th consecutive season from September 14 – 19 for the televised WPT® Borgata Poker Open, and accompanying the $3 million guaranteed event is the inaugural Garden State Super Series (GSSS). This premier online poker festival on BorgataPoker.com and partypoker.com runs from September 7-21, and together with the Borgata Poker Open, there is a combined $7.6 million in prize pools up for grabs.
To help players on site participate in the online GSSS, Borgata will facilitate deposits and withdrawals to and from BorgataPoker.com and partypoker.com through the casino cage during the Borgata Poker Open. This convenient access to live and online poker funds on property will allow players from around the world to play in a first-class WPT Main Tour event and participate in what will be the largest online poker tournament series ever held in New Jersey, maximizing their value in Atlantic City.
In Season XII Anthony Zinno took down the WPT Borgata Poker Open Championship, outlasting a field of 1,189 entrants and defeating top pro Vanessa Selbst heads up to win $825,099. This season’s $3,500 buy-in WPT Borgata Poker Open Championship features two starting flights and kicks off on September 14.The final table will be live streamed onWPT.com starting at 4:30pm ET on Friday, September 19. In addition to the WPT Championship Event there are plenty of other exciting live tournaments during the Borgata Poker Open, including a $560 buy-in $2 million guarantee, a $1,650 buy-in heads-up tournament, the $25,000 guarantee Borgata Ladies Championship, the inaugural Mike Sica Memorial Seniors Event, and many more. The live action begins on September 2, and a full schedule of events can be found here.
Running September 7-21, the inaugural Garden State Super Series consists of 20 events at three different buy-in levels across a range of tournament formats with a total of $1,000,000 in guaranteed prize pools. Among the formats featured are six-max no-limit hold’em, pot-limit Omaha, seven-card stud, and fixed-limit hold’em online tournaments. Be sure to bring your laptop to the Borgata Poker Open, and, for more information, see BorgataPoker.com or partypoker.com.
“Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa is delighted to welcome back the World Poker Tour for what will undoubtedly be another successful Borgata Poker Open,” said Borgata Senior Vice President of Operations Joe Lupo. “The return of the World Poker Tour for yet another televised event, $6.6 million dollars in guaranteed prize pools for the Borgata Poker Open, and $1 million in guaranteed prize pools for the Garden State Super Series on BorgataPoker.com and partypoker.com serves to reinforce Borgata as the premier poker destination on the East Coast.”
WPT President Adam Pliska adds, “Home to five of the seven biggest tournaments in WPT history, Borgata Casino & Spa has paid out nearly $70 million in prizes on the World Poker Tour since Season II. With Borgata’s well-deserved reputation for running first-class events, the ability to transfer funds to and from BorgataPoker.com and partypoker.com at the casino cage, and the biggest online poker series in the history of the state, it’s easier than ever to play and be a part of the World Poker Tour legacy.”
With 2,000 luxurious guest rooms and suites; an expansive 161-square-foot casino; a variety of nightlife options including Gypsy Bar, B Bar, and MIXX; and countless world-class restaurants including Old Homestead Steakhouse, Bobby Flay Steak, and Wolfgang Puck American Grille, Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa has something for everyone.
Players in the WPT Borgata Poker Open and Garden State Super Series can join WPT Royal Flush Girls Ivy Teves and Jeannie Duffy for a player’s party sponsored by DraftKings® and Skrill® starting at 7:00pm on Monday September 15 at Gypsy Bar.
For more details on World Poker Tour events, sponsors and promotions, please visit www.WPT.com.
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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; 3,094 slot machines; an 80+ table poker room; 10 retail boutiques; 5 acclaimed fine dining restaurants by renowned chefs; 8 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.
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