Borgata Winter Poker Open Frequently Asked Questions


Borgata Winter Poker Open Frequently Asked Questions


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Borgata Winter Poker Open Frequently Asked Questions


One of the most eagerly anticipated and prestigious annual poker events is finally here: the Borgata Winter Poker Open, powered by BetMGM. Recognized as a pillar in the realm of high-stakes poker tournaments, this annual extravaganza brings together seasoned professionals, rising stars, and passionate enthusiasts alike. 

The event began on Jan. 2 and runs through Jan. 26, packing in more than 40 events with $10,000,000 in Guarantees for the main events. Register at BetMGM Poker if you want to participate or get more detailed information. 

Whether you’re interested in playing or simply want to watch the action unfold, we have answered your most frequently asked questions to help you make the most of the event.

What Are the Dates for the Borgata Winter Poker Open?

The Borgata Winter Poker Open runs from Jan. 2 – 26, 2024.

Where Is the Borgata Winter Poker Open?

The Winter Poker Open takes place at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, located at 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City, New Jersey 08401, inside the Borgata Poker Room and the Central Conference Center ballrooms.

How Do I Get To Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa?

The property is a short 20-minute drive from the Atlantic City International Airport. Given that the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa is located in the heart of Atlantic City, New Jersey, it’s an easy drive for New Jersey locals and residents across major nearby metros, such as New York City (120 miles) and Philadelphia (60 miles), Baltimore (155 miles) and Washington D.C. (201 miles). Other than airline and car transportation, there are also several train and bus routes throughout Atlantic City.

Where Can I Register Inside the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa?

Borgata Winter Poker Open tournament registration will take place in the Borgata Poker Room and is available 24 hours, seven days per week during the series.

Can I Register for the Borgata Winter Poker Open Online?

Yes, at BetMGM Poker online. Players can reserve their seat for select WPO events until 2:05 a.m. EST on the day of that event. You can also visit our guide to Borgata Winter Poker Open Qualifying and Registering.

Can I Win a Seat Instead of Registering?

BetMGM Poker is the exclusive online qualifier home for the Borgata Winter Poker Open. Players can win their way to the Winter Poker Open for as little as $5. Every Sunday through Jan. 14, players can take part in $600 qualifiers to win $6,500 Borgata Championship Packages. This poker package includes a $5,300 Championship Entry, a four-night hotel stay from Jan. 21 – 25, and a $500 travel credit.

Seat-only qualifiers are currently running through Jan. 21. These events award entries to some of the biggest WPO events, including the Championship.

Do I Have To Pre-Register or Can I Just Show Up on the Day Of the Event I Want To Play?

On-property Winter Poker Open registration is available daily. Players who pre-register and reserve their seat online through BetMGM Poker will have access to a VIP Registration line.

What Happens After I Register or Qualify?

Players who qualify or register online through BetMGM Poker will receive an email with additional information.

How Many Borgata Winter Poker Open Events Are There?

There are 22 Winter Poker Open trophy events and more than 40 total events. The 22 trophy events boast $10,000,000 in prize pool Guarantees. You can find detailed event information on dedicated Winter Poker Open pages on Borgata Online Poker and Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa.

Do I Have To Be a Borgata Rewards or BetMGM Rewards Member To Play?

Players must present a valid personal identification and MGM Rewards card to register for Winter Poker Open events.

Can Someone Come and Watch Me Play at the Borgata Winter Poker Open?

The Winter Poker Open is open to the public and spectators will be able to watch the action from outside the rail. There will also be live stream broadcasts on the BetMGM YouTube page featuring the biggest WPO final tables.

Are There Any Famous Poker Players Attending?

As the first major tournament stop of the new year, there are certainly going to be big names and players in action throughout the Winter Poker Open. Follow coverage from our exclusive media partner Poker.Org to see who is in action this month at Borgata.

Are Any Events Happening at the BetMGM Sportsbook inside the Borgata During the Winter Poker Open?

There are typically a variety of events happening at the BetMGM Sportsbook & Bar inside the Borgata property. Keep checking the Sportsbook & Bar page for any current event information.

Where Can I Eat During the Borgata Winter Poker Open?

From casual to fine dining, the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa has an extensive variety of places to eat and is ready to welcome Borgata Winter Poker Open participants throughout the month. There are an incredible amount of choices, from Old Homestead Steak House to American Bar & Grille, Borgata Beer Garden, a Food Hall, Borgata Buffet, an Italian wine bar, Starbucks, and Angeline by Michael Symon. At nearly 20 food and beverage outlets, there’s plenty to eat for breakfast, lunch, dinner, a quick snack, or a drink, at every price range.

How Can I Make Restaurant Reservations at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa?

Visit the Dining section of the Borgata website to view every option at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, then select your choice and click Learn More. If Reservations are accepted at your chosen restaurant, you can choose Book A Table. Select outlets also offer orders for pick up.

What Else Is There To Do During the Borgata Winter Poker Open?

The Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City offers a diverse range of amenities and things to do catering to a broad range of interests. Aside from the Dining options mentioned above, here are some of the notable activities you can enjoy at the Borgata: 

BetMGM Sportsbook & Bar: As previously suggested, you can visit the 8,000-square-foot BetMGM Sportsbook & Bar to place bets, enjoy a meal, and watch games on the 40-foot-wide LED video wall. Additionally, you can enjoy Borgata or BetMGM’s online casino, online poker, and online sportsbook products in your free time.

Nightlife & Bars: Experience the vibrant nightlife at any of the Borgata’s seven bars and nightclubs. With an enticing atmosphere and live DJ, Premier Nightclub provides guests with an experiential venue to party late into the night. Attendees can also enjoy a cocktail in a stylish setting at many of the Borgata’s bars, including the B-Bar (conveniently located on the casino floor), Long Bar, Level One Cocktail Bar & Lounge, and more. There’s no shortage of options for you to enjoy.

Shows & Entertainment: The Music Box is an intimate theater venue located within the property. This versatile space is known for hosting live performances including concerts, comedy shows, and other entertainment events. Additionally, the Event Center hosts premier acts, shows, and A-list comedians. Check the Event Calendar for a list of all the top-notch entertainment during your stay.

Shopping: Explore the shopping outlets within the Borgata, offering a mix of high-end boutiques and specialty stores such as Hugo Boss and Tumi luggage. Whether you’re looking for clothing or a new outfit for a night out, shoes, designer watches, accessories, or unique souvenirs, the shops at Borgata cater to diverse tastes.

Spa Toccare, The Salon, The Barbershop, and The Pump Room: Enjoy a variety of personal wellness amenities, including an authentic Barbershop, high-tech fitness center, salon, and luxurious spa facility with an extensive menu of refreshing treatments.

All of these amenities collectively contribute to Borgata’s reputation as a top-tier destination, providing guests with a well-rounded and memorable experience. Whether you’re seeking relaxation, entertainment, or excitement when not at the poker tables, the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa caters to all preferences.