ATTENDANCE RECORD SET IN $3 MILLION GUARANTEED WPT BORGATA POKER OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (September 17, 2014) – Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa experienced the largest attendance ever for its televised $3 Million Guaranteed WPT Borgata Poker Open Championship No Limit Hold’em event, with 1,226 entries generating $3,924,426 in prize money.
“To set an attendance record in this, our 12th annual Borgata Poker Open tournament series is a true testament to our unrivaled gaming product which continues to evolve and flourish,” said Senior Vice President of Operations, Joe Lupo. “As the East Coast’s premier poker destination, we are proud to present our customers with a momentous tournament culminating in a televised event with almost $4 million up for grabs.”
The Borgata Poker Open concludes on Friday, September 19 with the live filming of the final table of the World Poker Tour® (WPT) Borgata Poker Open Championship. As part of WPT Season XIII, this event is being filmed from Day 1 through the final table and will be televised on Fox Sports Net.
Last year’s Borgata Poker Open Championship saw 1,189 entries, giving Borgata eight of the ten largest fields in the history of the World Poker Tour. Past champions include Andy Hwang (2013), Benjamin Hamnett (2012), Bobby Oboodi (2011), Dwyte Pilgrim (2010), Olivier Busquet (2009), Vivek Rajkumar (2008), Roy Winston (2007), Mark Newhouse (2006), Al Ardebili (2005), Daniel Negreanu (2004) and Noli Francisco (2003).
To view the event schedule or more information, visit www.theborgata.com and follow all of the action on the Borgata Poker blog at www.borgatapokerblog.com or on Twitter @BorgataPoker.
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; 182 gaming tables; 3,094 slot machines; an 80+ table poker room; 10 retail boutiques; 5 acclaimed fine dining restaurants by renowned chefs; 9 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.
For more information on Borgata or to obtain a copy of this press release, please visit www.theborgata.com, twitter.com/BorgataAC, or twitter.com/BorgataPoker.
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