ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey -- As reported by The Press of Atlantic City: "The grim economy would seem to make the timing bad for a major poker tournament in this struggling casino market.
The Borgata Poker Open the WPT Borgata Poker Open Championship has been a success since it started on Sept. 8 with an estimated 15,000 entrants.
"The Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa's signature poker tournament concludes with a televised final table of the main event Thursday.
"...A key to the event's success has been the lower buy-in for the no-limit Texas Hold 'em main event, which started Saturday.
"The Open drew 1,018 players for the $3,500 event ($3,300 goes into the prize pool and $200 to the casino).
"The buy-in is significantly lower than it is for most major tournaments around the country..."
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