In May, the Boragta poker club will host the Almighty Million poker event, after a triumphant return to the world of high-stakes poker tournaments with the appropriately called The Return, which attracted 1,142 $5,300 entrants.
On May 7, 8, 9, and 10, four separate beginning flights will begin the $800 buy-in, $1 million guaranteed prize pool tournament. On Thursday, May 11, Day 2 will begin. All entrants get 100,000 in chip value.
Borgata’s Manager of Poker Operations, Kellie DeCelis, said that “Almighty has been associated with Borgata Poker for almost a decade.” “Almighty is usually one of the most anticipated events on the calendar that delivers the same excitement with a $1,000,000 guaranteed prize pool,” said a spokesperson for the Borgata. “It’s been three years since Borgata sponsored this sort of tournament as part of the Borgata Winter Open.”
The twist here is that it’s a best-stack-forward competition. This implies that participants who discovered a bag the day before may still participate in Day 1 tournaments. They will carry their greatest stack into Day 2 if they win more than once.
Online pre-qualification is available.
Like January’s The Return, the Almighty Million was organized by the Borgata in conjunction with BetMGM Poker, who also hosted online qualifications. Online qualifiers will be held in New Jersey, Michigan, and Pennsylvania so that players from those states may attempt to get entry to the tournament at a reduced cost.
Starting on April 23rd, players at BetMGM and Borgata’s online skins will be able to compete for the $2,000 satellite package. The deal consists of a hotel stay, admission to Almighty Millions, and $500 in cash.
According to Director of Poker at BetMGM Luke Staudenmaier, “the success of online qualifiers and the incredible reaction to The Return indicates that players want more of these omni-channel events that link these great brands.” “BetMGM is pleased to maintain its partnership with Borgata Poker, providing its customers with further access to the best poker room on the East Coast.”
I’d love to see more omnichannel competitions, Luke.
On May 1st, players will be able to sign up through the sites. On May 5, you may sign up in person.
Since its opening in 2003, the Borgata’s poker room has been one of the most famous in all of poker. Over the following 15 years, the Borgata Poker Open remained a staple event on the now-20-year-old World Poker Tour.
In all, 11,749 people participated in WPT televised tournaments over those years. Daniel Negreanu (season 3), Darren Elias (season 13), Anthony Zinno (season 7), and Mark Newhouse (season 9) are just a few of the winners (season five).
COVID, like other corporations, wiped out the Borgata’s tournament program. The tournament was dark for a while, but it returned in a major manner in January with a $5,300 buy-in event and a prize pool of over $3 million, owing in large part to online qualifiers.
Bin Weng’s victory put a stop to a six-month losing streak and earned him a million dollar award. The last nine players all paid for over $100,000, including Joe McKeehan, a former Main Event winner.
You may expect a comparable turnout for The Almighty despite the reduced guarantee. It will serve as a fantastic tune-up for those who will be heading to Las Vegas at the end of May to compete in World Series of Poker tournaments, and the winner will have a healthy bankroll to work with throughout the summer.