The end of August is near which means it’s time to start making your plans to join us for the 2018 Borgata Poker Open. Always one of our top festivals, we can expect big crowds with massive prize pools.
The series starts on September 4 and features 23 tournaments over 18 days with more than $6.5 million in guaranteed money up for grabs.
We are going big from the very beginning and the series opens with the $540+$60 buy-in Deepstack Kick-Off event. The tournament has a huge $1.5 million guaranteed prize pool with five starting flights over the first three days. Marshall White captured this title in 2017 and walked away with more than $330,000.
Other notable tournaments on the schedule include the $1 Million Guarantee Almighty Stack, the 5th Annual Mike Sica Memorial Seniors Charity Event benefitting the Gilda Club, and an “Old School No Limit Hold’em” Freeze-Out.
But all eyes will be looking forward to the headline event on the schedule. The World Poker Tour makes a return to The Borgata and the $3,300+$200 buy-in Championship will put up another $3 Million in guaranteed money. The five-day tournament has two starting flights and the final table will be live-streamed in front of the WPT cameras.
This is a change from the setup in year’s past. For this WPT season, the Borgata Poker Open Championship final table will be live-streamed instead of recorded for television and the 2019 WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open Championship will be televised instead of live-streamed. There will still be plenty of face time in front of the cameras.
Last year’s WPT Borgata Poker Open Championship was won by Guo Liang Chen and he took home $789,000 after a tough heads-up battle against Greg Weber to put his name on the WPT Champions Cup.
Another revision to the past setup will be the location of this year’s Borgata Poker Open events. There will no longer be the long hike up to the Event Center to play your tournaments. For this series, we are opening the Poker Tournament Zone for this series, an area conveniently located between the Poker Room and Signature Room with quick access from anywhere in the casino and only a short escalator ride to The Marketplace Eatery. This is a temporary adjustment and we will soon be back to business as usual in the Event Center.
We look forward to seeing our locals and regulars back in action while battling against the best the poker world has to offer.