Atlantic City Poker Rooms Offer Tournaments, Bad Beat Jackpots During February

Written By Anthony Cicali III on February 7, 2023 - Last Updated on April 10, 2024
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Daily poker tournaments are now in full swing at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa. Atlantic City’s largest poker room is hosting a tournament almost every day during February.

In the Garden State, only three Atlantic City casinos offer legal poker rooms. Tournaments only run at the Borgata but cash games operate 24/7 at the following casinos:

  • Borgata (52 tables)
  • Harrahs Resort (28 tables)
  • Tropicana Atlantic City (10 tables)

Borgata hosting over 50 poker tournaments

Borgata is now running multiple tournaments a day and buy-ins range from $150 – $560. Players can find tournaments at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. daily, except Saturday and Sundays.  Some highlights of the schedule include:

  • Tuesday: $150 NLH Big Stack Turbo Bounty, 6 p.m., Double Green Chip
  • Wednesday: $230 NLH Survivor Bounty, 6 p.m.
  • Thursday: $225 NLH KO Turbo, 6  p.m., Black Chip Bounty
  • Friday: Super Stack,  11 a.m., buy in varies per week

Check out the complete February tournament schedule on the Borgata website as some dates may change.

Borgata Survivor Series

Borgata poker Survivor Series is also back this month. The tournaments run Feb 13-17 Survivor Series includes eight different tournaments. The poker buy-ins ranging from $125-$450. In a survivor event, when players reach the money the prize pool is split evenly and the tournament ends.

$60,000 Beat the Blues High Hand weekend

For the cash players out there, Borgata will have  a High Hand bonus weekend Feb. 24-25. From 11 a.m. to midnight the poker room will give out hot cash for High Hands. In total $60,000 will be given out in the two days.

  • $1K first hour, $250 every 15 minutes, repeat the beat  hours four-six
  • $2K second hour, $500 every 15 minutes,  repeat the beat hours seven-nine
  • $3K third hour, $1,000 every 20 minutes, repeat the beat hours 10-12
  • Grand finale hour, $1K first 20 minutes, $2K second 20 minutes, $3K final 20 minutes

The Borgata Bad Beat Jackpot was $100K as of Feb. 1. To qualify for a bad beat, players must have four of a kind, 10s or better. Also the player must use two cards in their hand. Loser of the hand receives  40% of the jackpot. Winning hand gets 20% and 40% goes to the remaining players dealt into the hand.

The Return Atlantic City poker tournament wrap-up

It had been a long time coming for poker players to jump into a major series again.The Borgata  hosted the return of a live poker major series last month from Jan. 4-8. The series created over $4 million in guaranteed payouts.

The Return attracted a large number of players to the popular East Coast casino poker room throughout the week. Bin Weng from Pennsylvania emerged as the Main Event champion, adding $1 million to his bankroll.

“It means a lot,” Weng said on the BetMGM stream after the win. “I’m very happy to come back to the Borgata, one of my favorite spots. I love the Borgata and used to play here a lot before the pandemic. I’m just so excited right now, almost speechless. I’m just so excited to take it down.”

According to inside sources, BetMGM Poker and  Borgata are planning another big event in the near future. PlayNJ will have more information as soon as it becomes available.

February Harrah’s Atlantic City poker promos

No tournaments but poker cash games are flowing daily at Harrah’s Atlantic City. Caesars Rewards members can earn comp time by grinding on the felt. Harrah’s offers monthly rake back for grinders. Rakeback is when a player earns monthly cash for the amount of hours logged at the tables:

  • 50-79 hours: $50
  • 80-99 hours: $100
  • 100-149 hours: $150
  • 150-199 hours: $250
  • 200 plus hours: $300

The High Hand promotions for the month remain the same and include:

  • $300 high hand every hour with a rollover (everyday except Wednesday)
  • $250 on Wednesdays every 30 minutes, but if the High Hand is a royal flush the prize is double.
  • Royal flush anytime using two cards in hand earns a $100 comp

The Bad Beat Jackpot was $50,000 as of Feb. 1. Currently, to qualify for a bad beat, players must have four of a kind, fives or better. Also the player must use two cards in their hand.

Tropicana Poker Club is Back

After some construction this past winter, the Tropicana AC poker room is now up and running again. The Tropicana is the only casino along the AC Boardwalk with a poker room.

Tropicana also has rake back:

  • 50-89 hours: $75
  • 90-129  hours: $150
  • 130+ hours: $300

Some standout Tropicana Poker Club bonuses include:

  • $300 High Hand every hour with one rollover (12 p.m. -2 a.m., aces full of kings min.)
  • Royal flush anytime using two cards in hand earns a $100 comp
  • Bad Beat Jackpot was $10,000 as of Feb.1. To qualify for a bad beat, players must have four of a kind, eights or better. Also the player must use two cards in their hand.

Keep up to date at and on Twitter @PlayNJcom for more  upcoming announcements and monthly poker promotions.

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Anthony “Eatahoagie“ Cicali is a freelance writer from Riverside, NJ. He has his undergrad from Stockton University. He's also a Twitch casino streamer and a professional East Coast poker player. Currently covers poker and casino-related topics for PlayNJ, PlayTexas, PlayNY, Playpennsylvania and more. Favorite sports teams include Phillies, Flyers and the Gravina Football Club. You can follow his gambling adventures on Twitter @Eatahoagie.

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