Friday, January 13, 2012

7th Annual Borgata Winter Poker Open

Borgata Winter Poker Open tournament series
January 18 - February 3, 2012

The 7th annual Borgata Winter Poker Open tournament series kick's off with a $500,000 Guaranteed Deep Stack No Limit Hold'em event on Wednesday, January 18, and concludes with the $2,000,000 Guaranteed Borgata Winter Poker Open Championship event (January 29 - February 3).  All tournament events will take place in the Borgata Event Center, while cash games will play in the Borgata Poker Room.

This 17-day series offers a wide array of No Limit Hold'em tournaments, including Deep Stack, 6-handed, Heads Up, Ladies and Seniors (50+) events. In addition, the series will present H.O.R.S.E., Pot Limit Omaha, Omaha H/L and Stud events.

The Double Play Re-Entry format for the Borgata Winter Poker Open Championship event allows players to register for either Day 1A (Sunday, January 29) or Day 1B (Monday, January 30) with the ability to Re-Enter the tournament if they bust out prior to Level 4.  If a player is eliminated on Day 1A, he/she will have the opportunity to register for Day 1B.

As an added incentive, the Chip Leader at the end of Day 1A and the Chip Leader at the end of Day 1B will each be awarded $5,000 CASH.

The Borgata Winter Poker Open jump-starts the Borgata tournament calendar for the year, followed by the Borgata Spring Poker Open (April), Borgata Summer Poker Open (June), Borgata Poker Open (September) and Borgata Fall Poker Open (November).  That's a total of five major tournament series offered annually and further bolsters a poker program unrivaled on the East Coast!

On-Site Registration for all Borgata Winter Poker Open events begins Tuesday, January 17th:
  • January 17th:  9AM until Midnight (Poker Room)
  • January 18th - January 30th:  8AM until Midnight (Event Center)
The featured Borgata Winter Poker Open Championship event (with 30,000 in starting chips) is a Double Play Re-Entry No Limit Hold'em event.
$3,300 Buy-In + $200 Entry
January 29 - February 3
  • Day 1A - Sunday, January 29 - 11AM 
  • Day 1B - Monday, January 30 - 11AM 
  • Day 2 - Tuesday, January 31 - 12PM 
  • Day 3 - Wednesday, February 1 - 12PM
  • Day 4 - Thursday, February 2 - 12PM
  • Day 5 - Friday, February 3 - 12PM


Follow the Borgata Blog, as Shurilla Guerrilla (Jeff Shurilla), Kaelaine Minton, Bradley Utz, Colonel Poker (Christopher Short), and invited guests provide insights and coverage of the 7th annual Borgata Winter Poker Open. The core team of Jeff, Kaelaine, Bradley and Chris are compensated by Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa to provide coverage. Other guests are not directly compensated by Borgata.

Snow in the Air.  Ice in Your Veins.