Posted by: Drew | January 22, 2009

BORGATA TO Embark ON Fourth Annual Winter Poker Open January 25 – 29

Tournament Begins Tomorrow With Championship Event To Offer $2 Million Guaranteed Prize Pool

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa’s 17-day poker tournament series will culminate with the Borgata Championship Event, January 25 – 29. Coming off Borgata’s record breaking Poker Open in September, which offered the largest guaranteed prize pool ever by a casino-hotel, Borgata is once again showing why it is the preeminent poker destination on the East Coast by offering players a guaranteed prize pool of $2 million in this year’s Championship event ($3,000 Buy-In + $200 Entry).

This year’s inaugural event will be $350 + $50 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em, featuring two starting days. Borgata will offer 46 distinctive events ranging from No Limit Hold’em, Deep Stack, Ladies and Seniors events, Limit, Omaha High and Pot Limit tournaments, and a H.O.S.E. event, in addition to single table tournaments and incredible live action in the 85-table poker room.

On-site registration for all Borgata Winter Open events will be available 24 hours a day until the end of the tournament.

Special hotel room rates are available to tournament players; for more details, please call 1.866.MYBORGATA. For the complete tournament schedule and to follow all the action as covered by top poker journalists Mike Friedman, Steve Horton and Johnnie Walker visit www.theborgata.com.

About Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa
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; 182 gaming tables; 4,100 slot machines; an 85-table poker room; 11 retail boutiques; 6 acclaimed fine dining restaurants by renowned chefs; 6 casual dining options; a 54,000 square foot spa; 70,000 square feet of event space; 4 signature nightlife experiences; and parking for 7,100 cars. The resort also features Atlantic City’s first non-gaming, cosmopolitan hotel experience, The Water Club, A Signature Hotel by Borgata, with 800 guest rooms and suites; food and beverage by renowned chef Geoffrey Zakarian; a 36,000 square foot spa; 18,000 square feet of meeting space; 6 designer retail boutiques; and 5 heated indoor and outdoor pools.

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

For more information on Borgata entertainment contact Brian Brennan at brianbrennan@theborgata.com.

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