Is Borgata Atlantic City Planning Live Poker Tournament Series For Early 2023?

Written By Anthony Cicali III on September 6, 2022Last Updated on October 28, 2022
Borgata Poker Room in AC

Atlantic City casinos will continue to push out poker promos this fall to attract players to the felt. And there are rumblings that Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa is in talks to have a live tournament series this winter.

Cash games run 24/7 in the Atlantic City and are available at the following casinos:

  • Borgata (52 tables)
  • Harrahs Resort (28 tables)
  • Tropicana Atlantic City (10 tables)

Here is a rundown of the latest Atlantic City poker news and events.

January Borgata Live tournament series details TBA

According to a Borgata employee that wished to remain anonymous, the casino will host a live tournament series this January. Dates, tournament buy-ins and event schedule have not been released yet.

This is set to coincide with a January Borgata Poker/BetMGM Poker online series. Play NJ will share more information soon.

Survivor Week continues at Borgata

The only place players in the Garden State can find live tournaments is at the Borgata. The casino will continue to host a Survivor Series again in September.

The Survivor event series will run again Sept. 19-23.  It consists of four events that will take place Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 11 a.m. The buy-ins range from $125-$450.

How a Survivor event works:

  • Runs like a normal tournament in the beginning
  • Players play down to a certain number of remaining entries
  • All players are paid the same payout and the tournament ends

The Borgata also offers its normal $1,500 Survivor every Wednesday night, which includes a double green chip bounty.

Currently Borgata does not post any guarantees on their tournaments but they will continue to run the popular bounty tournaments in September. The Super Knock Out Black Chip Bounty event takes place every Thursday night.

Additional information can be found by visiting the Borgata website.

Borgata AC poker September promotions

Borgata will continue High Hand promotions this fall. The way it works is:

  • $200 every 30 minutes Sunday through Thursday 11am-12am
  • $250 every 15 minutes Friday and Saturday to the highest hand in the room, 11 a.m. to midnight
  •  $500 power hour Every 20 minutes at the beginning and ending of the day on Friday and Saturday schedules.

The Borgata Bad Beat Jackpot stood at $100,000 as of late last week. To qualify for a bad beat, players must have four of a kind 10s 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.

No official word yet on PokerStars returning to Resorts AC

PokerStars has announced they will host online events this fall for their Championship of Online Poker (COOP) events. Winners will have chances to win platinum passes to the Bahamas this winter.

Unfortunately there has been no official word if the events will be live tournaments. Pokerstars is a NJ online poker partner with Resorts Atlantic City and previous live events have been played there.

According to the site platinum passes can be won in numerous ways including US online tournaments and leaderboard points.

A $30,000 platinum pass includes:

  • Buy-in to the $25,000 PSPC
  • Six nights hotel accommodation for winner and a guest in a 5-star hotel
  • Airport transfer
  • $1,900 expense money
  • Platinum pass winner experiences during the event

Harrah’s monthly rakeback continues in September

Harrah’s Atlantic City is the second biggest poker room in the Garden sState, but they do not offer tournaments. The room generally runs NLHE 1-2, 1-3, and 3-6 Limit Hold’em. On the weekends players can find some 2-5 NLHE games as well.

The poker room does offer rakeback. This 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

Wednesdays in September,  players will have chances to win every 30 minutes. The high hand promos for the month include:

  • $300 High Hand every hour with a rollover (everyday except Wednesday)
  • $250 on Wednesdays every 30 mins, 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

Then there is the Bad Beat Jackpot, which stood at $50,000 as of Sept. 2. Currently, to qualify for a bad beat, players must have four of a kind, fives or better. Also the player must use two cards in their hand.

Latest from Tropicana AC poker scene

The Tropicana remains the only Atlantic City Boardwalk casino with a live poker room.  According to the Tropicana Bravo app, all tournaments are cancelled until further notice. The poker room operates daily 11 a.m. until 6 a.m. daily.

Tropicana has rakeback promo as well:

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

Some standout Tropicana Poker Club bonuses include:

  • $300 High Hand every hour with one rollover (12 p.m.-2 a.m., Aces full of Kings min.)
  • Royal flush anytime using two cards in hand earns a $100 comp
  • Bad Beat Jackpot ($10,000 as of Sept. 2)

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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