Poker Pro Earning Big Wins at Party Poker NJ Site

partyParty Poker is back in action in the United States, via the state of New Jersey. The online poker room in NJ offers players a nice selection of games and tournaments to enjoy if players are located within the states borders. It was recently discovered that one pro player has seen great success at the Party Poker site.

Mike Azzaro is a poker player who is from New York that travels across the northeastern part of the US to compete in live game play. Once online game play launched in NJ, Azzaro took to the state to compete, doing quite well. The player even won the first and second Sunday Majors hosted by Party Poker.

The Sunday Major has a buy-in of $200 and offers a guaranteed prize pool of $50,000. The first time the event took place, there were 173 players competing and by the very next week, the event had more players competing at 265. Azzaro was able to outlast all the competitors to earn the first place finish.

The pro spoke with Poker News about the two wins, stating: “The first one was a real grind to the money. I made a tough call on the bubble to double up, and was able to chip up on the bubble pretty nicely after that. I rode an above average stack to the final table, then ran pretty well in some big spots.”

Azzaro continued stating that the second event ran smoothly and he held a 100-plus big blind stack basically throughout the tournament. He gained the chip lead when just under 40 players remained and this helped him to secure the lead. Azzaro stated the tournament has a great structure that he was able to take advantage of.  It will be interesting to see how well the pro continues to play during upcoming Party Poker events.


Borgata Poker Launches New Poker Millionaire

The Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa has launched an online poker site in its home state of New Jersey titled Borgata Poker and the online poker site is now ready for tournament play. The site is currently offering online tournament options for the Next Poker Millionaire competition which will offer players an opportunity to compete in the Borgata Winter Poker Open.

Joe Lupo is the Borgata Senior Vice President of Operations and he recently stated that the site wants to offer the best tournaments with live action that is thrilling. The company will be creating the same experience for online players and also compliments the live poker product.

New players will be able to register at the site and earn a $20 sign up bonuses. Once a deposit is made, players can earn up to $600 with a 100% sign up bonus. The Borgata Poker site will have a fully functional tournament schedule which will guarantee more than $30,000 each day from Monday to Saturday. This will include several tournament types like Bounty, Turbo and Hyper-Turbo. $50,000 is up for grabs on Sundays thanks to the Sunday guaranteed tournament.

The Borgata Winter Poker Open is set to take place in January and players will have the opportunity to qualify for the event for as low as $1. The player who earns a prize package will be able to compete in the WPT $3 Million Guaranteed event at the brick and mortar casino.

A bonus perk is that players with Borgata online at both the casino and poker sites can access the same great rewards. Players can earn points that can easily be redeemed at the brick and mortar establishment or in online game play. The points are good for retail shopping, entertainment, cash and bonuses.


Special Tournament Series Announced by WSOP to entice NJ Players

The state of New Jersey has been in testing mode since the 21st of November for online gambling sites and has at least a five day time span before the gaming can fully be live. However, this has not stopped the WSOP from announcing a special tournament series for players in the state. The WSOP online poker offering will be hosting a tournament series on December 19th with two freerolls and large guaranteed prize pools.

The tournament series is titled the New Jersey Online Championships and will begin on the 19th next month. The series will host two $250,000 freerolls as well as tournaments with real money buy-in prices. The series will feature a total of nine events and have at least $1 million in guaranteed total prize money.

The first event of the series will be a freeroll and the tournament event will also end in a freeroll. Players who register as a new member of the WSOP website by December 10th will be able to earn a ticket to the first freeroll. Registration is already open at the site. After this date, players will need to deposit at least $10 into their account to earn a ticket. Buy-ins for the remaining events will range in price from $109 to $530.

When a player registers for an event, other than the first freeroll, they will earn a free entry to the last freeroll. Each event in the series will be of the No Limit Hold’em variety with one changed to Pot Limit Omaha.

The full schedule of events:

January 19—$250,000 Invitational Freeroll

January 20—$215 NLH R&A $50k Guaranteed

January 21—$109 Pot Limit Omaha R&A $25k Guaranteed

January 22—$215 NLH $30k Guaranteed

January 23—$109 NLH $25k Guaranteed

January 24—$215 NLH 6 Max $50k Guaranteed

January 25—$109 NLH $70k Guaranteed

January 26—$530 NLH $250k Guaranteed

February 2—$250,000 Player’s Freeroll