Borgata Casino Poker Room, one of Atlantic City’s biggest and best, has just reopened its doors. In fact, it opened up again at the end of October at 10 AM, in case you didn’t know. And this after closing its doors back in mid-March. Yet, the Borgata you know well and love changed slightly to promote social distancing.
Indeed, before the closure, there were 77 different tables on the floor. However, it has reopened with less than half of that. There are now 30 tables, all with plenty of space between them. Moreover, they all have polycarbonate divides between every seat. They will also only offer seven-hands cash games, and for now, they aren’t planning any tournaments. Despite this, players will still enjoy fabulous offers and promotions, including a Bad Beat Jackpot, starting at a massive $100,000.
- Players must wear masks in the poker room and other public spaces.
- Drinks service isn’t available.
- They are no longer allowing food in the poker room.
- They have made hand sanitizing stations available around the room. And players are strongly invited to use them as often as possible.
- Players only in the room – no spectators.
- These rules are all there to promote a safer experience in the current climate.
A big welcome back
All and all, the President and COO of Borgata, Melonie Johnson, said that she was very happy “to welcome back our loyal players.” She went on to say that these changes are there to “enhance our guests’ experience,” and they will be reintroducing the Borgata poker brand as safely as possible.
Although Borgata was the last of Atlantic City’s casinos to reopen its doors, it will be the first poker room back in action. This is the biggest and best in Atlantic City, as you know. Together with the Atlantic City poker rooms, including Harrah’s Atlantic City, Bally’s, Golden Nugget, and Tropicana, had combined revenue of $28.5 million in the last 2 years. However, Borgata contributed just short of $18 million of the total pot.