Atlantic City, NJ (PRWEB) September 20, 2012
Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa celebrated its decade-long poker series in record-breaking fashion, as the tournaments $ 1 Million Guaranteed Deep Stack No Limit Holdem event experienced the largest attendance in the history of East Coast poker a record-breaking 3,705 participants entered into event 1 of the Borgata Poker Open, generating $ 1,852,500 in prize money.
I came in early for this event because I absolutely love Borgata; from the accessibility to the structure to the variety of games, everything is done with the utmost priority given to the player and their needs, said John Racener, poker pro and 2010 WSOP Main Event runner-up. This is without a doubt the largest single-event turnout anywhere on the East Coast. It reminds me of the Sunday Million tournament we used to play online, where you buy-in for $ 200 and try to beat out thousands of players for that quarter million dollar score.
We are absolutely ecstatic with the number of poker participants who came out to our opening event, said Senior Vice President of Operations, Joe Lupo. With more properties in the regional market today, this record-breaking single-event turnout really reinforces Borgatas position as the market leader.
The Borgata Poker Open continues over the next 15 days, culminating with the $ 3 million guaranteed World Poker Tour