MGM Resorts International Hits Royal Flush With East Coast Poker Tour
Premiere Tournament Series to Feature Events at
MGM National Harbor, MGM Springfield and Borgata
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (December 19, 2019) – MGM Resorts International today announced details of its first-ever MGM Resorts East Coast Poker Tour (ECPT), featuring events at MGM National Harbor, MGM Springfield and Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City. The co-branded tournament series will take place throughout 2020; kicking off on February 5-17 with MGM National Harbor’s Potomac Winter Poker Open and culminating November 15-20 with Borgata’s Fall Poker Open $2 Million Guaranteed Championship.
"MGM Resorts offers players the best poker product on the East Coast," said Jorge Perez, Portfolio President. "Our East Coast Poker Tour is a great way for us to showcase three of our industry-leading properties while creating an exciting tournament series for our guests and poker enthusiasts."
The MGM Resorts East Coast Poker Tour will feature five co-branded events and one co-branded championship. Events include one tournament at MGM Springfield (The Armory Classic), two at MGM National Harbor (Potomac Poker Open(s): February / July), and three, including the championship, at Borgata (Spring Poker Open, Summer Poker Open & Fall Poker Open Championship).
Players can qualify for the MGM Resorts ECPT leaderboard between February 5, 2020 and August 24, 2020 by registering in any of the five tournaments prior to the championship. A minimum of 100 players, including the five winners of the tour’s previous tournaments, five randomly selected participants (one from each tournament), and the top 90 participants on the leaderboard will receive a complimentary two-night stay at Borgata and entry into the Borgata Fall Poker Open / MGM Resorts East Coast Poker Tour $2 Million Guaranteed Championship November 15-20, 2020. Additional prizes include a $500 MGM Resorts gift card, $250 hotel credit at Borgata, and a Cartier watch. Participants must be M life cardholders to qualify.
2020 MGM Resorts ECPT Schedule
POTOMAC WINTER POKER OPEN – MGM National Harbor: February 5 – 17, 2020
- featuring guaranteed $500,000 championship ($3,000 buy-in)
BORGATA SPRING POKER OPEN – Borgata: April 7 – 24, 2020
- featuring guaranteed $1 million championship ($2,700 buy-in)
BORGATA SUMMER POKER OPEN – Borgata: July 7 – 24, 2020
- featuring guaranteed $1 million championship ($2,700 buy-in)
POTOMAC POKER OPEN – MGM National Harbor: July 22 – August 3, 2020
- featuring guaranteed $1 million championship ($3,500 buy-in)
THE ARMORY CLASSIC – MGM Springfield: August 12 – 24, 2020
BORGATA FALL POKER OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP – Borgata: November 15 – 20, 2020
- featuring guaranteed $2 million championship ($3,500 buy-in)
To view the event schedule or for more information visit www.MGMECPT.com.
About Borgata Hotel Casino & SpaAbout MGM Resorts International
MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) is an S&P 500® global entertainment company with national and international locations featuring best-in-class hotels and casinos, state-of-the-art meetings and conference spaces, incredible live and theatrical entertainment experiences, and an extensive array of restaurant, nightlife and retail offerings. MGM Resorts creates immersive, iconic experiences through its suite of Las Vegas-inspired brands. The MGM Resorts portfolio encompasses 30 unique hotel and destination gaming offerings including some of the most recognizable resort brands in the industry. Expanding throughout the U.S. and around the world, the company recently acquired the operations of Empire City Casino in New York and MGM Northfield Park. In 2018, MGM Resorts opened MGM Springfield in Massachusetts, MGM COTAI in Macau, and the first Bellagio-branded hotel in Shanghai. The 82,000 global employees of MGM Resorts are proud of their company for being recognized as one of FORTUNE® Magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies®. For more information visit us at mgmresorts.com.
Located in Atlantic City’s Marina District, Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa features 2,000 guest rooms and suites; 106,000 square feet of event space; 161,000 square feet of gaming; 187 table games; 2,825 slot machines; a 75+ table poker room; a race and sports book; 11 retail boutiques; 5 acclaimed fine dining restaurants by renowned chefs; 10 casual dining options; a 54,000 square foot spa; 20,000 square foot indoor/outdoor pool and garden; 32,000 square foot outdoor pool; 4 signature nightlife experiences; and parking for 7,100 cars. The market-leading resort also features Atlantic City’sfirst cosmopolitan hotel experience, The Water Club at Borgata, with 800 guest rooms and suites; a 36,000 square foot spa; 6 designer retail boutiques; and 5 heated indoor and outdoor pools. Borgata offers online gaming within the state of New Jersey through its real-money gaming sites, BorgataCasino.com, BorgataPoker.com, and BorgataSports.com. Borgata is an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM). For more information about Borgata, please visit theborgata.com or follow Borgata on Facebook and Twitter.
About MGM National Harbor
Located in an unrivaled setting, MGM National Harbor offers stunning panoramic views of the eastern shore of the Potomac River in Maryland. The $1.4 billion LEED® Gold Certified resort sits a short distance from Washington, D.C. to the north and historic sites, including George Washington’s Mount Vernon estate across the river in Virginia. The 24-story, 308-room resort features premier amenities and experiences for locals as well as visitors from around the world including a dynamic two-level casino with over 160,000 square feet of space that includes slots, table games and poker; a world-class spa and salon; an entertainment theater with flexible seating for up to 3,000; high-end branded retail; 50,000 square feet of meeting space; and restaurants from renowned local, national and international chefs. MGM National Harbor is owned by MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM). For more information, visit mgmnationalharbor.com or follow on Facebook and Twitter.
About MGM Springfield
MGM Springfield covers three city blocks in the heart of downtown Springfield, Mass. As the world’s first LEED™ Platinum-certified gaming resort, MGM Springfield ignites a cultural and economic renaissance in a historic New England city by seamlessly blending new design with restored historic buildings. The resort offers more than 125,000 square feet of gaming space, a 250-room boutique hotel on Main Street, superior spa services, diverse retail and inspired dining headlined by award-winning Chef Michael Mina’s Cal Mare. MGM Springfield also features a seven-screen Regal luxury cinema complex, bowling lanes, a seasonal skating rink and outdoor marketplace displaying local art, events and talent. The property opened on August 24, 2018. For additional information, please visit mgmspringfield.com.