The online poker market in New Jersey is slowly picking up and online gambling providers are working overtime to promote and capture a strong market share in New Jersey. One of the main providers in New Jersey is the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa. The company recently announced that it putting together a special event in April called the New Jersey Championship of Online Poker (NJCOP).
The New Jersey Championship of Online Poker is scheduled to start on the 19th of April and will have a total of 15 events and $600,000 in guaranteed prize money for all BorgataPoker.com players. The tournament which starts on the 19th of April will commence with a $50,000 Freeroll tournament and continue till the 27th of April. This tournament is also the biggest guaranteed online poker series since New Jersey legalized internet gaming.
In a statement, Senior Vice President of Operations Joe Lupo said
We are pleased to launch the state’s largest guaranteed online poker series to-date. Having experienced a 14% or $3.1 million gain in overall internet gaming revenue for the month of February, Borgata continues to stay aggressive in implementing innovative and intriguing virtual gaming options such as the New Jersey Championship of Online Poker that we believe will appeal to our customers and further strengthen our position as a leader in online gaming.
The Borgata has plans to heavily promote the tournament in the coming two weeks and expects a large pool of players to enter the competition. There are a number of special events that will take place throughout the tournament. Some of them include a High Roller tournament with at least $20,000 for first and $10,000 for second, Deepstacks, Freezouts, Rebuys, 6-max as well as a special Player’s Choice tournament that will take place on the 24th of April. The main event will be held on the 27th of April and will have a $200,000 guaranteed in prize money, with $50,000 guaranteed for the individual who comes in first place.
Players will have to be physically present in New Jersey to take part in the tournament. The Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa provides excellent accommodation and facilities that will help players settle in quickly and concentrate on the online poker tournament. Those players on BorgataCasino.com and BorgataPoker.com will automatically qualify for loyalty rewards that can then be redeemed at Borgata for cash, bonuses as well as a number of other facilities that are offered by the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa.