Championship Poker Returns To Borgata


Championship Poker Returns To Borgata


Championship Poker Returns To Borgata


“The return of championship poker to Borgata is a long time coming.” 

Vincent Alonge Jr., Borgata’s Director of Poker Operations.

Borgata is excited to announce that we’ve partnered with BetMGM Poker for a live major series poker tournament at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa. “The Return” series joins the many other exciting Borgata poker tournaments and will take place from January 2–8, 2023, and consist of four events hosted in Atlantic City.

The two highlights of this series are undoubtedly the $3M Championship Tournament and the $1M Mystery Bounty event. Here is a breakdown of the four events you can look forward to. 

The $3M Championship Tournament

The Championship Tournament has a $5,300 buy-in and gives players the opportunity to compete for a guaranteed prize pool of $3 million. Those who make it to the final table stand a chance to win the first-place prize of $1 million with no payout structure adjustments. This event starts on January 4, with the winner being decided at the final table on January 8. 

$1M Mystery Bounty event

The first-ever Mystery Bounty event will take place on January 2 and 3, and the action will play out using the Deep Stack Mystery Bounty format. Unlike the traditional bounty system in which players are awarded a fixed amount for eliminating a player, players will instead draw a Mystery Bounty. The variation will be No Limit Hold’Em with the option for re-entry and will offer a guaranteed $1 million in bounties, with the main prize of $250,000 going to the winner of the event.

The Borgata Bounty and Super Survivor Event

The final two events in The Return are the $1000 Borgata Bounty and Super $10,000 Survivor Event. These events will occur between January 6 and 8. 

Qualifying for the tournament

For those who consider taking part in the qualifiers, a complete list of events is available on the BetMGM Poker app, with the first qualifier scheduled for November 20. The live qualifier, a $540+$60 Big Stack No Limit Hold ’em tournament, will take place on January 3 and guarantees 10 seats for the Main Event. 

Where will The Return be taking place?

All of the live events for The Return will take place in the Borgata’s Poker Room and Central Conference Center. 

Put your poker skills to the test at Borgata Online

The Return is undoubtedly an exciting addition to the professional scene of Atlantic City poker tournaments. Players who are interested in brushing up their skills before buying in or trying to qualify for this championship event can play online poker for real money at one of America’s best online poker sites, Borgata Online. When you play poker online at our virtual poker tables, you can enjoy a wide range of variants, including Texas Hold’em, Pot-Limit Hold’em and Pot-Limit Omaha. 

To join in all the online poker action, all you need to do is register at Borgata Online.