It’s the first day of Summer, the sun is shining outside, and it’s time to start thinking about the Summer Poker Open! The schedule is official and you can view it here. There are some exciting changes and new events taking place this July during the Summer Open and you don’t want to miss out.
Borgata is celebrating their 15th Birthday this year in a big way. During the Summer Open, there will be an Invitation Only Tournament of Champions Free-Roll with a winner-take-all prize of $25,000! Winners of all Borgata Open Series Championships over the last 15 years will be invited to participate, including names like Daniel Negreanu, who won the 2004 Borgata Poker Open Championship. In addition, the top six finishers will receive $2,700 entries into the 2018 Summer Poker Open Championship, which takes place July 22-26, culminating with a Live Streamed Final Table.
For the first time ever, Ladies Go First! The Ladies No Limit Hold’em event will be the first event, taking place Sunday, July 8th. Then the $1 Million Guaranteed Kickoff event has five starting flights spread over three days, July 10-12, and for every buy-in and re-entry, players will receive one entry in a random drawing to win a seat in the Tournament of Champions. That means if you fire four bullets, you will get four entries in the drawing. One name will be drawn and that player will get an invitation to join the Borgata Champions in the $25,000 TOC Free-Roll taking place on July 21st.
The July 14th Saturday Series event will also be the 10th Annual Cabot Creamery “Put a Bad Beat on Hunger” Charity event with a $100,000 Guarantee on total buy-ins. $10 from each entrant will go toward the Community Food Bank of New Jersey – Southern Branch, fighting to end childhood hunger. Since it’s inception, they have raised more than half a million dollars for the cause. In addition to the prize money, the 1st and 2nd place finishers in this event will receive $3,500 entries into the World Poker Tour Borgata Poker Open Championship in September. Cabot will also put out a sampling of their products for the players to enjoy.
All your favorite tournaments are back as well, with a $150,000 Guarantee on the Black Chip Bounty, a $500,000 Guarantee on the Almighty Stack, and a $100,000 Guarantee on the $1,000 buy-in Six Max. Seniors NLH, Pot Limit Omaha, Omaha/Stud High/Low, and the Purple Chip Bounty are all back on the Summer Open schedule.
Online registration is open now for all Main Events, so reserve your seats early! Online registration closes on Friday, July 6th.
With more than $3.3 million in total guarantees plus the $25,000 Tournament of Champions, this Summer Open series is sure to be huge and a great way to celebrate Borgata’s 15 years in Atlantic City.