On behalf of fellow bloggers Kaelaine, Tropical Steve and Matt Clark, we thank you for following the Borgata Poker blog during the Winter Poker Open. In total, close to $8,000,000 in prize money was distributed over the course of 22 main events, including two massive ‘Borgata Million’ events, which both boasted a live streamed final table.
The series culminated with the WPT WPO Championship, with over 1,170 players building up a nearly $3,500,000 prize pool. The WPT WPO Championship, which was also live streamed was won by Chris Leong, good for a career best $816,000 score and a WPT victory. On top of the WPT Champions’ Cup that Chris won, there were 22 Winter Poker Open trophies, or “tiny glass Borgatas” as we’ve been calling them, awarded over the last three weeks. This has truly been another amazing series here at the Borgata and once again this poker room has set itself apart as the pre-eminent poker destination in the country.
Thank you to the players, who made it easy and enjoyable to watch and follow throughout each and every tournament.
Thank you to friends, families and poker fans that followed the blog; we hopefully put out a product that was easy to read, informative, and gave you the feeling that you were right in the middle of the high octane action.
Thank you to the tournament staff, dealers and tournament directors, who again proved why the Borgata is so successful. Every tournament was run like a well oiled machine and there really are no better people in the poker world than here at Borgata.
And lastly, a huge thank you to the people behind the scenes throughout the Winter Poker Open. The marketing team, the social media team, the IT department, the XPress HD live stream crew, the WPT production and live updates team. Without everyone mentioned above, the WPO would not have been what it was.
Everyone played a role in making this another spectacular series, which is what you have come to expect from the Borgata.
We wish you luck, both on and off the felt, and look forward to seeing you at the next Borgata Poker Open.
Thank you again,