We're thrilled to announce that the PokerNews Cup tournament is making its North American debut at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa. The two-day featured event will begin on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016 as part of the 14th annual Borgata Poker Open tournament series.
"For years we've dreamed of bringing the PokerNews Cup to the U.S, and to finally be able to see that dream come true is very exciting for all of us at PokerNews," iBus Media Chief Creative Officer, Matthew Parvis said. “Coming off our recent success at King's Casino in Rozvadov, it is only fitting to hold this distinctive event at Borgata, which is one of the premier poker destinations in the world. We are thrilled to be affiliated with a property that includes a rich history of live poker events, in addition to a growing presence in the online gaming community.”
Players living in or traveling to the great state of New Jersey will have plenty of opportunities to qualify for the event, as PokerNews will be working closely with BorgataPoker.com to provide a full schedule of online satellites and promotions which will be released in the coming weeks. Whether you’re a high roller who already has plans to grind out the Borgata Poker Open, or a novice looking to play in your first live tournament, the PokerNews Cup will provide an amazing experience for all.
"By hosting the PokerNews Cup at Borgata during one of our major tournament series, we are able to provide players the opportunity to participate in a prestigious and lucrative event through our successful online satellite program," said Joe Lupo, Senior Vice President of Operations at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa. "Borgata’s market-leading success has always been based upon a superb gaming product as well as world-class non-gaming amenities; so we couldn’t be more pleased to present both casual and professional poker players a unique experience featuring everything under one roof."
To add to the excitement of the inaugural PokerNews Cup Event in America, the PokerNews coverage team will be on site to provide a blow-by-blow rundown of all the action. The PokerNews MyStack app will be available at the event, allowing players to update their own chip counts.
The first-ever PokerNews Cup was held at the Crown Casino in Melbourne, Australia in 2007, with Dory Zayner taking down the first title and over $200,000. Since then, the event has taken place in South Africa, Austria, and most recently in the Czech Republic at King's Casino.
And speaking of King's Casino, the venue will play host to a big PokerNews Cup boasting a €200,000 guarantee Aug. 10-15. Qualifiers are still running, so take advantage of them today and get involved in one of poker's best events.