In the state of New Jersey, one of the most popular live poker tournament series to take place each year is the Borgata Spring Poker Open. Taking place at the Borgata each spring in Atlantic City, the best of the best along with amateur players take part in a series of events. Due to the coronavirus, the event was going to be cancelled as the casino was closed but now it has been moved online.
Titled the Spring Poker Open, the event will take place in New Jersey online via the partypoker network in the US. Players will be able to compete via partypoker NJ, BetMGM and the Borgata online poker rooms. The player pool will be shared among these sites.
Details of the Spring Poker Open
Kicking off on April 5th, the Spring Poker Open will run through the 12th. The online poker festival will offer $406,000 in total prize money with 17 events on the schedule. Two of the tournaments will offer $100,000 in prize money. This series will be the first one offered by the operator in almost two years.
Taking a cue from other online series that have taken place as of late, the Spring Poker Open will include Low and High tiers. In the low tiers, players will be competing with buy-ins starting at $5. The high tier will have buy-ins starting at $109 and will go as high as $1060.
The majority of the schedule will be No Limit Hold’em events. There will also be Omaha tournaments that will include PLO and PLO8 format. Other variants on the schedule will include 7 Card Stud. A few events offer bounty options along with re-buys. Each event will offer re-entry, which should help many events surpass their set guarantees.
The series will begin with a Phase event, which will have $100,000 in prize money up for grabs and a $215 buy-in. The event will have multiple Day 1 flights and will see Day 2 begin on April 12th. The schedule also includes a High Roller event. This tournament will have a buy-in of $1060 and will have a $75,000 prize pool. The tournament starts on April 12th.
For the Main Event, the Spring Poker Open will include two options, one for the low tier and one for the high. The low tier will have a buy-in of $55 and will have a $20,000 prize pool guaranteed. The high end will offer a $400 buy-in and include $100,000 in guaranteed prize money.
An extra connected to the Spring Poker Open is the $15,000 Spring Poker Open Invitational Freeroll. This event will run on April 19th. Players will qualify for the freeroll by taking part in any of the Spring Poker Open events. The top 25 players of the freeroll will earn a $600 buy-in entry to the next Borgata Poker Open kick-off event during land-based play.