Posted by: Drew | June 16, 2008

The Borgata Summer Poker Open – June 9 – 24, 2008

BORGATA SUMMER POKER 0PEN CONTINUES TO GAIN MOMENTUM
Events include $1,000 Hold’ em and Ladies No Limit Hold’ em

Atlantic City, NJ (June 16, 2008)The Borgata Summer Poker Open continued its success through this weekend with three events including a $1,000 No Limit event, a $200 Limit Hold’em event and a $200 Ladies No Limit Hold’em event.The winner of the $1,000 No Limit event was declared early Sunday morning after Vladimir Peck defeated Daniel Butler for the $109,040 first-place prize and the Borgata Summer Poker Open gold champion’s bracelet.

The action continued on Sunday as two $200-bracelet tournaments got underway. For a $16,140 first-place prize, 269 ladies showed up for the Ladies No Limit Hold’em tournament. After a long day’s play, Judy Prichason walked away with the Ladies title.

The poker room also hosted the $200 Limit Hold’em tournament, which ran 12 hours before a winner was declared. In the end, it was Steve Bellipario who took down the title after he defeated Ann Deavenport. Bellipario collected $16,320 for the win, while Deavenport took down $9,248 for finishing second.

With a number of bracelet tournaments playing out this coming week, the Borgata Summer Poker Open continues to build momentum going into this Sunday’s upcoming $5,000 Main Event, which features 50,000 in starting chips. Plenty of notable pros are expected to make the trip to Borgata and the action should be fast and furious as some of poker’s best players hope to take down a monster first-place prize.

To view the event schedule or for more information visit theborgata.com.

About Borgata
Borgata is a joint venture of Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE: BYD) and MGM MIRAGE (NYSE: MGM). Located at Renaissance Pointe in Atlantic City, it features 2,000 guest rooms and suites, 161,000 square feet of gaming, 200 gaming tables, 4,100 slot machines, 11 destination restaurants, 12 retail boutiques, a 54,000 square foot spa, 70,000 square feet of event space, and parking for 7,100 cars

For more information on Borgata or to obtain a copy of this press release, please visit theborgata.com or use AOL keyword: borgata. Additional news and information on Boyd Gaming can be found at boydgaming.com; additional information on MGM MIRAGE can be found at mgmmirage.com.

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