Borgata Poker Open Prize Pool – Guaranteed $2m

Borgata Poker Open Prize Pool – Guaranteed $2m

Monday, 17 August 2009

The World Poker Tour have defied their critics and a declining market share following a recent sale, boasting a $2,000,000 guaranteed prize pool for the $3,500 buy-in Borgata Poker Open – implying an expected turnout of over 1,200 players.

The event, which is tiny in comparison to the regular $10,000+ buy-ins set for most WPT events, will be televised. No official reveal has been made with regards to prize distribution, but there are rumours that the winner will be taking home an even million dollars.

Ray Stefanelli, Borgata Director of Poker Marketing, said: “We've seen that Borgata has been able to provide great opportunities for professional players, amateurs, and local pros to participate in a first-class tournament series at a place that is as poker-friendly as any other gaming destination in the country. We believe we've found a sweet spot with the $3,500 buy-in. Working with the WPT for a televised event and the Borgata-sponsored $2 million prize pool will make this an attractive stop for poker players of all types of bankrolls.”

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