House Of Cards: Borgata Spring Poker Open Now Online, NJ Poker Flush With Action

Written By Kim Yuhl on April 7, 2020 - Last Updated on December 12, 2023
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Online poker in New Jersey hasn’t seen this much activity since, well, forever.

The Borgata Hotel Atlantic City canceled its popular Spring Poker Open and moved it online to the partypoker NJ platform. It becomes the third major tournament series for the Garden State this month.

The series began on April 5 with tournaments scheduled through April 12, Easter Sunday. The online tournament series offers 17 events with over $400,000 in guarantees.

Partypoker NJ has been absent from the NJ online poker tournament scene since 2018 when it last ran its Garden State Super Series.

Undoubtedly, the success of the Online Super Circuit series and the lure of the virtual felt to poker players staying home, prompted the company to get in the game.

With the Borgata Spring Poker Open canceled, it seemed like an ideal opportunity to fill a void.

Borgata Spring Poker Open online tournament highlights

Unsurprising, the majority of events are No-Limit Hold’em, but the Open offers something for everyone.

Buy-ins range from $5 to $1,060 and include a variety of formats in addition to NLHE, including:

  • PLO 6-max
  • Seven-card stud
  • PLO8

Event #1 will likely generate the biggest player pool of the series. The $215 buy-in, $100,000 guaranteed tournament has eight starting days with Day Two of the series taking place at 8 p.m. EST on April 12.

Additionally, the series offers two bounty tournaments. Both tournaments take place today.

Event #4, the $20 NLHE Red Chip Bounty begins at 6:30 p.m. EST and comes with a $2,000 guarantee. Event #5, the $320 NLHE Black Chip Bounty begins at 7:30 p.m. EST and offers a $15,000 guarantee.

The series ends on Easter Sunday with two main events, including a high-roller.

Both main events begin at 5 p.m. EST. Event #15, the $55 buy-in Main Event Low comes with a $20,000 guarantee. And Event #16, the $400 buy-in Main Event High has a $100,000 guarantee.

The first cards of the $1060 buy-in High Roller will be dealt at 6:30 p.m. EST. It promises a prize pool of at least $75,000 and will likely attract all the top NJ online players.

The confluence of online poker in NJ happens on Easter Sunday

Not only does the Borgata Spring Poker Open have three big events on Sunday, but two other NJ online poker apps are running tournaments series with events on that day.

This is a first for online poker in NJ.

PokerStars NJ launched its popular NJSCOOP series over the weekend. It is running 10 tournaments on Sunday, including a low and high version of the Sunday Special:

  • Event #5 High — $300 buy-in Sunday Special NLHE with $45,000 guaranteed
  • Event #5 — $30 Mini Sunday Special NLHE with $12,000 guaranteed is also running a spring series; the Online Spring Championships runs all month long.

On Easter Sunday, there are three events, including Event #23, the $320 NLHE Sunday Special Edition with a guarantee of $100,000.

Across the three major NJ online poker platforms, there will be over $650,000 in guaranteed prize money up for grabs.

To take advantage of this unique offering, make sure you have active and funded poker accounts at:

  • partypoker NJ
  • PokerStars

2020 Borgata Spring Poker open schedule

April 58 p.m.Event 1, Day 1A – NLHE$215$100,000
April 66:30 p.m.Event 2 - PLO 6-Max Rebuy$5.50$1,000
April 67:30 p.m.Event 3 - PLO 6-Max Rebuy$109$15,000
April 68 p.m.Event 1, Day 1B - NLHE$215$100,000
April 76:30 p.m.Event 4 - NLHE Red Chip Bounty$20$2,000
April 77:30 p.m.Event 5 - NLHE Black Chip Bounty$320$15,000
April 78:00 p.m.Event 1, Day 1C - NLHE $215$100,000
April 86:30 p.m.Event 6 - NLHE$10$2,500
April 87:30 p.m.Event 7 - NLHE$215$20,000
April 88 p.m.Event 1, Day 1D - NLHE$215$100,000
April 96:30 p.m.Event 8 - Stud$10$1,000
April 96:30 p.m.Event 9 - PLO-8$10$1,000
April 97:30 p.m.Event 10 - PLO-8$215$10,000
April 98 p.m.Event 1, Day 1E - NLHE$215$100,000
April 106:30 p.m.Event 11 - NLHE$5$1,000
April 107:30 p.m.Event 12 - NLHE$215$20,000
April 108 p.m.Event 1, Day 1F - NLHE$215$100,000
April 116:30 p.m.Event 13 - NLHE 6-Max Rebuy$5$2,500
April 117:30 p.m.Event 14 - NLHE 6-Max Rebuy$109$20,000
April 118 p.m.Event 1, Day 1G - NLHE$215$100,000
April 125 p.m.Event 15 - NLHE Main Event Low$55$20,000
April 125 p.m.Event 16 - NLHE Main Event High$400$100,000
April 126 p.m.Event 1, Day 1H - NLHE Turbo Last Chance$215$100,000
April 126:30 p.m.Event 17 - NLHE High Roller$1,060$75,000
April 128 p.m.Event 1, Day 2 - NLHE$215$100,000
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