Friday, February 7, 2014

Borgata Poker Weekend Update

It’s a big weekend at both the cash tables and the tournament tables at Borgata.

Two special weekend tournament events are planned on the tournament side of the Borgata Poker Room.

Borgata’s Saturday Series returns February 8 with a $100,000 guaranteed, $350 + $50 buy-in No Limit Hold’em tournament starting at 11am in the poker room and the Borgata Signature Room.

Sunday starts the first opening day of a $250,000 guaranteed,$1,000 + $90 Deep Stack event at 11am. Day 1B starts Monday also at 11am. The tournament runs through Wednesday.

The Borgata Bad Beat Jackpot continues to climb and now sits at $376,293 going into today’s play. The Small Bad Beat Jackpot is at $50K.

So far in 2014, the Bad Beat Jackpot has seen just one small bad beat hit for $50K. Who knows? It could be due.

Check out our 24/7 live game report to see what’s happening at the tables.

And don’t forget,’s Sunday $50K guaranteed online tournament has launched a new structure. The tournaments begin at 5pm.

It’s sort of an Olympics of poker at Borgata. 

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Saturday Series, Deep Stack Double Play Weekend

With the 2014 Borgata Poker Open in the books, the BorgataPoker Room is gearing up for another Saturday Series event and $250,000guaranteed Deep Stack Double Play this weekend.

The popular Saturday Series returns February 8 with a $100,000 guaranteed, $350 + $50 No Limit Hold’em (Re-entry) tournament in the poker room and Signature Room.

Saturday Series events are held in months without a Borgata Poker Open and have become one of the most popular tournament events at Borgata.

Players get 15K in starting chips and re-buys are allowed through the first eight levels (30-minute levels). Get the full structure here.

On-Site Registration for this event begins Friday, February 7th from 6pm – midnight and re-opens on Saturday, February 8th from 8am until the end of Level 6.

The Saturday Series is followed by a $250,000 guaranteed, $1,000 + $90 Deep Stack Double Play No Limit Hold’em event with Day 1A scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 9 at 11am and Day 1B set for Monday Feb. 10 also at 11am.

Two qualifiers for the big event are also set for Saturday and Sunday at 4pm respectively. The satellites are $220 + $30 buy-in, NL Hold’em events that will send about one in five players to the $250K event. Here’s the structure for the qualifiers.

The big event is a three-day event (four counting the two opening days) that should wrap up with a winner Wednesday Feb. 12. Players start with 25K in chips and re-entry is allowed through Level 6 (60-minute levels). Here’s the full structure.

On-Site Registration begins for the $250K Double Play:

For Day 1A (Sunday, February 9th) Registration: Beginning Saturday, February 8th from 6PM until midnight.  Registration resumes Sunday, February 9th from 9am until the end of Level 6.

For Day 1B (Monday, February 10th) Registration: Beginning Saturday, February 8th from 6pm until midnight. Registration resumes Sunday, February 9th from 9am-10pm and on Monday, February 10th from 9am until the end of Level 6.

Under Borgata’s Double Play feature, any player busting out at any level on Day 1A can re-buy on Day 1B. Sunday satellite winners play Day 1B.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

February Bonus Comp Dollars

February is another Bonus Comp Dollars month in the BorgataPoker Room.

Play a minimum of 60 hours from February 1-28 and earn $50 BONUS COMP DOLLARS.
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Play a minimum of 90 hours from February 1-28 and earn $75 BONUS COMP DOLLARS.

Bonus Comp dollars can be earned playing the following cash games:

All games with the following limits
No Limit Hold'em/Pot Limit Omaha

Customer must activate March 3- 31 2014. Bonus Comp Dollars are good for drinks, food and entertainment at Borgata.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

$50K Guaranteed Sunday Tournaments Online at offers the best in online poker in New Jersey highlighted by our Sunday $50K guaranteed $200 buy-in No Limit Hold’em tournament.

The $50K is now held at 5pm Sundays and we’ve changed the blind structure. Levels are 20 minutes and the starting stack is 10K.

Here’s a list of more than 20 qualifiers for the Sunday $50K held on Saturdays and Sundays. Buy-ins for the qualifiers range from $5 to $20.

Here’s the new structure for the Sunday $50K:

Level    Ante          Blinds                           
1st           -            20 – 40                        
2nd          -            30 – 60
3rd           -            50 – 100
4th           -            75 – 150
5th          20           100 – 200
6th          30           150 – 300
7th          40           200 – 400
8th          60           300 – 600
9th          80           400 – 800
10th        100         500 - 1,000
11th        150         750 - 1,500
12th        200         1,000 - 2,000
13th        250         1,250 - 2,500
14th        300         1,500 - 3,000
15th        400         2,000 - 4,000
16th        500         2,500 - 5,000
17th        600         3,000 - 6,000
18th        800         4,000 - 8,000
19th        1,000      5,000 - 10,000
20th        1,500      7,500 - 15,000
21th        2,000      10,000 - 20,000
22nd       2,500      12,500 - 25,000
23rd        3,000      15,000 - 30,000
24th        3,500      20,000 - 40,000
25th        4,000      25,000 - 50,000
26th        5,000      30,000 - 60,000
27th        6,000      40,000 - 80,000
28th        8,000      50,000 - 100,000
29th        15,000    75,000 - 150,000
30th        20,000    100,000 - 200,000
31st        25,000    125,000 - 250,000
32nd       30,000    150,000 - 300,000
33rd        40,000    200,000 - 400,000
34th        50,000    250,000 - 500,000
35th        60,000    300,000 - 600,000
36th        80,000    400,000 - 800,000
37th        100,000  500,000 - 1,000,000

And don’t forget, also has a daily $10Kguaranteed tournament Mondays through Saturday.

Cash games are running all the time. If you are in New Jersey, just register at and you can be playing online in minutes. 

Monday, February 3, 2014

A Tale of Two Champions in the Borgata Poker Room

The Borgata Poker Room saw one of its most amazing weekends ever as two grinders were crowned first-time Borgata Champions, collecting better than $1.7 million in cash and a total of about $1.85 million in cash and prizes between them.

Anthony Murella was crowned 2014 Borgata Winter PokerChampion on Friday and Myroslaw Woroch won’s first ever New Jersey’s Next Poker Millionaire tournament Saturday, by far the biggest online poker tournament in New Jersey since online gambling went live in the state in November.

Woroch, 40 of Cedar Knoll NJ and who goes by the online screen name onetime99, won his way into the Next Poker Millionaire Semi-Final through a 1-Point Entry Tournament on December 19th, and then outlasted a field of 2,177 players on January 5th to secure his seat at the final table played live in the Borgata Poker Room.

Woroch competed in an eight-seat final table with four other participants who qualified through, and an additional three from its partner site,

He ended up in a heads-up battle with player Steven Edwards that ended relatively quickly when he flopped a nut straight. You can get a rundown from Poker News here.

He wins a dream poker package that includes a WPT Alpha 8 super high roller seat, a WPT World Championship seat, two entries into $3,500 WPT events held at Borgata, 52 tournament entries into the online Sunday $50K and $8,000 in live tournament entries at Borgata. That leaves about $860,000 added to his online account.

“It was truly a surreal experience when I knew that I had him beat,” Woroch told us. “When that final card came out my emotions were just running wild; I have to thank for putting on this awesome tournament.”

The tournament was a milestone for Woroch, who said he’s never won more than $7,000 in a poker tournament before, but also for, the leader in online poker play in New Jersey.

“New Jersey’s Next Poker Millionaire signifies a historic event in the evolution of internet gaming,” said Borgata Director of Poker Operations Vince Alonge. “We are ecstatic to be able to offer our online community the opportunity to compete for a million dollar prize package here at Borgata, especially in a tournament of this magnitude.

As for Murella, he takes the more conventional way to winning $842,370 by taking the 2014 Borgata Poker Open Championship. A Winter Poker Open record 1,229 players turned out for the event generating $4,055.700 in prize money. Here’s more on Murella’s win.

There’s only one place in Atlantic City crowning poker champions like these. 

That’s Borgata.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Myroslaw Woroch Becomes New Jersey's Next Poker Millionaire!

Myroslaw Woroch, Sunil Sebastian, Andy Lam, Shin Han, Tony Marchitelli, Eric Natishvili, Steven Edwards and Wayne Pineault were the eight New Jersey residents to reach this final table style event.... read more on
Myroslaw Woroch - New Jersey's Next Poker Millionaire"

Anthony Merulla is the 2014 Borgata Winter Poker Open Champ

Anthony Merulla
Anthony Merulla scored one for the amateurs with his first place win at the 2014 Borgata Poker Open Championship.

Though the New York City resident calls himself an amateur, he adds $842,379 to his career earnings that were already better than $530,000.

Merulla survived more that 100 heads-up hands with second place finisher David Paredes to win the Borgata Championship and a WPT championship.

Here’s the final rundown on the championship event.

And a little more from Merulla.