Borgata Offering NJ Poker Players Big Tournaments This Spring

Written By Anthony Cicali III on April 3, 2023
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New Jersey poker players will have a wealth of options in April, as Borgata is hosting several tournaments and series.

Borgata will run NJ poker tournaments all month long before the reemergence of the Almighty Stack tournament series happens in May. This major event series will guarantee $1 million in prize pools. Borgata is partnered with BetMGM to present that event from May 7-13. 

In the meantime, Borgata will host tournaments and promotions throughout April, including live satellites to get into the Almighty Millions.

Over 30 Tournaments at Borgata this April

In April, Borgata will drop daily tournaments multiple times a week. Daily tournaments only last one day and buy-ins range from $150 to $560. Players can find tournaments at 11 a.m and 6 p.m. daily, except Saturday and Sundays. Some highlights of the schedule include:

  • Monday: $155 NLH Big Stack, 11 a.m., 25,000 start stack 
  • 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 the Borgata schedule, as some dates may change. Find the full schedule here.

Borgata Survivor Series Week

April will also see another Borgata poker Survivor Series Week. The tournaments run April 12-21. Survivor series includes five different tournaments, with buy-ins ranging from $125-$450. In a survivor event, the prize pool is split evenly once players make the money and the tournament ends. 

$5,000 Mystery Easter Egg Hunt, a high-hand weekend event

Cash poker players can take a shot at a share of the $60,000 prize pool this April 14-15, including two $5,000 Grand Prizes up for grabs each day.

The High Hand Winner every half hour will have a chance to pull a Mystery Easter Egg and uncover cash prizes. Daily prizes of $3,000, $1,500, $1,000, $750, $500, and $250 are also up for grabs.

If multiple players are dealt with the same qualifying high hand within the same interval and a split is required, the first player dealt the qualifying high hand will get to choose the Mystery Easter Egg, and the prize will be split equally among the eligible players.

There will also be a Borgata Bad Beat Jackpot, which was $100,000 as of April 1. To qualify for a bad beat, players must have four of a kind, tens 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.

Almighty Million Stack returns in May

The live event series will run May 7-13 in Atlantic City. The popular series returns for the first time since the pandemic. The tournament guarantees $1 million in payouts

“Almighty has been synonymous with Borgata Poker for nearly a decade. It’s been three years since Borgata offered this type of event as part of the Borgata Winter Open, and Almighty is always one of the most anticipated events on the calendar that brings the same excitement with a $1,000,000 guaranteed prize pool,” said Kellie DeCelis, Borgata manager of poker operations.

With an $800 buy-in, players receive a generous starting stack of 100,000 chips, which allows players to get a lot of play early in the event. This starting stack is one of the largest offered in any live hold’em tournament across the country.

The action-packed event kicks off on Sunday, May 7 with Day 1 flights running through Wednesday, May 10. After the field is whittled down, the remaining players will return for Day 2 on Thursday, May 11 at 11 a.m.

Online qualifiers via BetMGM

If $800 is a little out of reach, BetMGM will offer online satellites along with live events for players to win a package to the series.  

“The success of online qualifiers and the fantastic response to ‘The Return’ shows that players want more of these omnichannel events that connect these great brands. BetMGM is excited to continue to partner with Borgata Poker to give players another chance to play at the East Coast’s premier poker destination,” said Luke Staudenmaier, BetMGM director of poker.

According to the BetMGM site, players in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Michigan will be able to win $2,000 Almighty Million Poker Packages through online events for a fraction of the cost (beginning on April 23). This will include:

  • $800 Almighty Seat Ticket
  • Hotel stay at Borgata Atlantic City
  • $500 in their account for travel / food cash

Legal poker rooms across Atlantic City

Atlantic City is the only place in the Garden State that offers live legal poker games. Tournaments only run at the Borgata, but cash games operate 24/7 at the following casinos:

  • Borgata (52 tables)
  • Harrahs (28 tables)
  • Tropicana (10 tables)

April Harrah’s promos

Cash games are available daily at Harrah’s Atlantic City. They do not have tournaments, but the poker room offers a spread of mostly NLHE 1-2, 1-3, and 3-6 Limit Holdem. On the weekends players can find some 2-5 NLHE games as well. 

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
  • Bad Beat Jackpot

The bad beat jackpot is $50,000 as of April 1. To qualify for a bad beat, players must have four of a kind, fours or better. Also the player must use two cards in their hand.

Tropicana Poker Club

For players looking for some action on the boardwalk, Tropicana is the only live poker room on the famous coast. The casino offers rake back and some other stand out promotions. 

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

Some additional Tropicana Poker Club bonuses include:

  • $300 High Hand every hour with one rollover (noon-2 a.m.) (aces full of kings minimum)
  • Royal Flush anytime using two cards in hand earns a $100 comp
  • Bad Beat Jackpot: $10,000 as of April 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.
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