This weekend marks another Double Play Tournament at The Borgata, but this time the casino is guaranteeing a $250,000 prize pool and deepstacking the whole event. The tournament, which starts Sunday, carries a $1,000 + $90 buy-in.
The Borgata’s Double Plays are a special twist on the re-buy where anyone busting out Sunday on Day 1A can buy-in again on Monday, Day 1B. In this case, that will put some players in for more than two grand.
Since it’s a deepstack, players will start with 30K in chips. Levels last 50 minutes and antes kick in at level five. You can also re-buy each day up to level four. Play begins each day at 11am. Go here for the blinds structure.
Meanwhile, the combined bad beat at Harrah’s properties — good at Harrah’s Resort, Caesars, Bally’s and Showboat — was at $408,093 going into today’s (Oct. 15) play. Once again, it pays 30 percent to the bad-beat loser, 20 percent to the hand winner and splits 50 percent among all players in cash games at all Harrah’s rooms. The minimum hand is currently set at quad fives.
The Taj Mahal’s bad beat remains the highest traditional jackpot in the city at $202,008 going into today.
The Borgata’s full bad beat, with a minimum of quad 10s, is at $120,655. The lower bad beat — which is about 25 percent of the full bad beat total with a minimum of quad deuces to quad nines — is at $30,164.
The Tropicana bad beat, minimum quad eights, was at $164,000 Friday and the casino’s tournament jackpot was over $50K.