May 7 - 13

Atlantic City's Borgata casino and BetMGM announce Almighty Million high-stakes poker event

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Borgata Poker, in partnership with BetMGM Poker, has announced a new edition of the million-dollar poker tournament Almighty Million. It follows the return of high-stakes poker at the Borgata with "The Return" in January, where Borgata Poker crowned a $1 million winner. 

"Almighty Million assures another week of big bets and even bigger pots in this No Limit Hold’Em Tournament," the company stated. Day 1 flights begin on Sunday, May 7, with the final table taking place on Saturday, May 13.

Kellie DeCelis, Borgata’s Manager of Poker Operations, explained: "Almighty has been synonymous with Borgata Poker for nearly a decade. It’s been three years since Borgata offered this type of event as part of the Borgata Winter Open, and Almighty is always one of the most anticipated events on the calendar that brings the same excitement with a $1,000,000 guaranteed prize pool.”

An $800 buy-in provides a 100,000 starting stack that allows poker players of all experience levels to test their luck and skill. One of the largest starting chip stacks "of any live Hold’Em tournament in the country," Day 1 flights begin Sunday, May 7 and conclude Wednesday, May 10. Once the field reduces, players return on Thursday, May 11 at 11 a.m. for Day 2.

Through a rolling schedule of daily qualifiers and promotions, BetMGM Poker players will have multiple opportunities to qualify for Borgata’s Almighty Million. Beginning on April 23, Players in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Michigan will be able to win $2,000 Almighty Million Poker Packages, which include entry into the tournament, a hotel stay, and a $500 cash prize added to the player’s BetMGM Poker accounts.

The winner of the $255 buy-in Ladies Championship Event on Saturday, March 11 receives a $2,000 package for Almighty Million from BetMGM. On-site qualifiers begin on Monday, May 1 in Borgata’s Poker Room. Online qualifiers will be announced on the BetMGM Poker app, with updates coming through the Borgata Poker Twitter page.

Luke Staudenmaier, Director of Poker at BetMGM, commented: "The success of online qualifiers and the fantastic response to "The Return" shows that players want more of these omnichannel events that connect these great brands. BetMGM is excited to continue to partner with Borgata Poker to give players another chance to play at the East Coast’s premier poker destination."

Every hand dealt in this tournament will take place in what Borgata bills as "the largest poker room in Atlantic City." Online Registration begins on Monday, May 1, exclusively through the BetMGM Poker app. Players can register online until 9 p.m. the night before each Day 1 flight.

Players taking advantage of online registration must do so by Tuesday, May 9 at 9 p.m. On-site registration begins on Friday, May 5 at the Borgata Poker Cage. There will be unlimited re-entries for this tournament. Players re-entering the tournament will be given preferential seating assignments and registration during Day 1 flights.

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