Wpt Borgata Winter Poker Open Satellite Qualifier



WPT Executive Tour Director, Matt Savage added, “Live tournament series at Borgata have been a staple of New Jersey poker for many years and the WPT has worked alongside the partypoker US Network team to bring the best assets of the live product into this online series including WPT-level structures, quality side events, and satellites for. $215 Satellite Turbo WPT Online Borgata Series Main start on Sep 6 8:30 p.m. Daily (1 in 5 wins online entry into $1060 WPT Online Borgata Series Main Event) 5 seats guaranteed Second Act Shaping.

WORLD POKER TOUR® ANNOUNCES WPT® ONLINE BORGATA SERIES POWERED BY PARTYPOKER US NETWORK

Los Angeles, CA (August 25, 2020) – The World Poker Tour® is, once again, partnering with the partypoker US Network to bring the WPT® Online brand back to New Jersey for the first-ever WPT Online Borgata Series powered by partypoker US Network. This tournament series comes on the heels of a record-breaking event on the partypoker US Network in June when the first WPT Online Poker Open took place.

The WPT Online Borgata Series features more than $275,000 in preliminary and post-lim event guarantees that will take place from September 13-September 21. The event series is highlighted by the $1,060 buy-in WPT Online Borgata Series Main Event on September 20, which will feature a live-streamed final table on September 21.

The festival showcases three of poker’s premier brands – WPT, partypoker US Network, and Borgata Poker Open – all in a single series to bring the best of WPT and Borgata Poker Open live events to homes across New Jersey.

Wpt Borgata Winter Poker Open Satellite Qualifier

The series kick-off event on September 13 will be a Sunday $100,000 guaranteed No Limit Hold’em event with a $215 buy-in. Among the highlights of the WPT Online Borgata Series include a $535 Heads Up event on September 19. The event is capped at 32 players. As a special bonus, players that register by Wednesday, September 16 will receive their $35 registration fee back after participating in the event. In addition, the series offers the popular Progressive Knockout Bounty tournaments.

As is customary with partypoker US Network, players may qualify into the $1,060 WPT Online Borgata Series main event for as little as $5. Each day there are $5 qualifiers into $45 and $215 satellites to provide low investment options into the $1,060 main event.

Players may also phase into the $1,060 main event for $109. A phase differs from a satellite as follows: satellite winners are entered into the target event with that event’s starting chip stack; whereas Phase 1 remaining players are entered into the target event with the chip stack at the end of the Phase 1 tournament.

Players may participate in the series through either BorgataPoker.com, BetMGMPoker.com or NJ.PartyPoker.com, and must physically be in New Jersey to register and play in the series.

“WPT and partypoker US Network have created a unique festival for players of all bankrolls across New Jersey to compete in a weeklong series that combines the best of the live and online realm,” said Angelica Hael, VP of Global Tour Management for the World Poker Tour.

WPT Executive Tour Director, Matt Savage added, “Live tournament series at Borgata have been a staple of New Jersey poker for many years and the WPT has worked alongside the partypoker US Network team to bring the best assets of the live product into this online series including WPT-level structures, quality side events, and satellites for the main event.”

“partypoker US Network continues to identify opportunities to provide the best online poker experience for our players. We are proud to expand our relationship with the World Poker Tour and provide players across New Jersey with another state-of-the-art offering,” said Ray Stefanelli, Director of Poker for partypoker US Network. “The WPT Online Borgata Series combines the live prestige of the WPT and Borgata to the online poker community across the partypoker US Network.”

For more information about the WPT Online Borgata Series powered by partypoker US Network, and for details on how to sign up for the tournament visit www.WPT.com.

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The World Poker Tour (WPT) is coming to New Jersey. WPT and partypoker NJ are teaming up to bring the first-ever WPT Online Poker Open to the Garden State.

Online poker in New Jersey has seen a resurgence of late. The market has enjoyed significant growth while people were required to stay at home.

One sign of a booming market is the online poker tournament scene. The fact that WPT is coming to NJ shows how the once-struggling online poker scene has rebounded in recent months.

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WPT Vice President of Global Tour Management Angelica Hael spoke about the opportunity for NJ online poker players in a news release.

Wpt Borgata Winter Poker Open Satellite Qualifier

“WPT and partypoker US Network are coming together to provide the New Jersey network of online players the opportunity to compete in a world-class event and take part in a familiar WPT experience.”

NJ online poker players can win their way to a live WPT event

The 13-event series runs June 21-28 and concludes with a $300,000 guaranteed Main Event.

Along with the prize money from winning the Main Event, the winner will be given a WPT trophy and a trip to Las Vegas.

The VIP experience on the Strip includes entry into the WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic at Bellagio.

The Five Diamond World Poker Classic sports a hefty buy-in of $10,400. The big buy-in results in a big payday. Last year’s winner, professional poker player Alex Foxen, won $1,694,995.

The added bonus of the Las Vegas VIP package makes the $400 WPT Online Poker Open Main Event a must-play event. And you can bet the WPT will put plenty of effort into getting players to turn out to ensure a nice payday at this event as well.

WPT Online Poker Open highlights

Buy-ins for the WPT Online Poker Open range from $5 to $400, with guarantees falling between $1,000 and $300,000. The guarantees come in on the lower end of the some of the most recent guarantees of other tournament series.

Players without a bankroll can satellite into the tournament beginning on June 21 for just $5.

The tournament kicks off with a pot-limit Omaha event, but the rest of the WPT Online Poker Open consists of no-limit hold ’em events.

Wpt Borgata Winter Poker Open Satellite Qualifier 2019

There are a few events with larger guarantees that stand out. They are:

  • June 24 – Event #6, $215 NLH with $20,000 guaranteed
  • June 26 – Event #9, $215 NLH with $15,000 guaranteed
  • June 27 – Event #11, $320 Black Chip Bounty NLH with $15,000 guaranteed
  • June 28 – $400 WPT Online Poker Open Main Event with $300,000 guaranteed

NJ online poker players on partypokerNJ and its NJ partners, Borgata Poker and BetMGM Casino NJ, can participate.

“We look forward to our first event with partypoker US Network and a great start to a long-term partnership,” said Hael.

Wpt Borgata Winter Poker Open Satellite Qualifiers

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Wpt Borgata Winter Poker Open Satellite Qualifier 2020

Planning to be in New Jersey on June 28? Play the #WPTOnline Poker Open powered by @partypokerUS with a $300,000 guarantee! Play starts at 5:00 pm ET and qualifiers begin at $5.

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WPT Online Poker Open NJ schedule

The WPT Online Poker Open guarantees over $370,000 in prize money to NJ online poker players. Here is the WPT Online Poker Open schedule:

Wpt Borgata Winter Poker Open 2019

DateTime (ET)TournamentBuy-inGuarantee
June 226:30 p.m.#1 - PLO 6-Max Rebuy$5$1,000
June 227 p.m.#2 - NLH$10$2,500
June 236:30 p.m.#3 - Red Chip Bounty NLH$10$2,000
June 237:30 p.m.#4 - Green Chip Bounty NLH$109$7,500
June 246:30 p.m.#5 - NLH$5$1,500
June 248 p.m.#6 - NLH$215$20,000
June 256:30 p.m.#7 - NLHE R & A$10$2,500
June 266:30 p.m.#8 - NLH$5$2,000
June 268 p.m.#9 - NLH$215$15,000
June 277 p.m.#10 - NLHE R & A$10$2,500
June 277:30 p.m.#11 - Black Chip Bounty NLH$320$15,000
June 285 p.m.WPT Online Poker Open Main Event$400$300,000
June 287:30 p.m.#12 - Red Chip Bounty NLH$20$2,000