When the Iron Is Hot


Yet again, the Borgata has made it possible for another person to live the lifestyle of a high roller for the remainder of their days. The Borgata was the host of the first annual New Jersey’s Next Poker Millionaire. The winner was crowned during a televised champion event that took place live on the casino grounds despite the fact that the initial rounds of the tournament took place online.

One Big Winner

The winner, Myroslaw Woroch, had never taken home any big cash prizes before this date. The highest winnings he had ever gained prior to this event was $7,000. The big break came with a straight in the heads-up tournament against a worthy opponent, Steven Edwards. The big winner is a 40-year old New Jersey native. The field of players was considerable as well. Woroch outplayed over 2,175 players that made their way to BorgataPoker.com.

On top of the considerable cash winnings, Woroch scored two entries into live $3,500 poker events held at Borgata, 52 individual online tournament entries, and Sunday tournaments whose cash winning total $50,000. Finally, he gained $8,000 in associated live tournament entries hosted by Borgata and associates. The million-dollar prize package stirred considerable emotions in Woroch as spectators viewed the live finale.

Big Money at a Big Location

This is not the first big champion tournament to be held by Borgata. Just prior to this event, the casino hosted a Winter Poker Open Championship that came with a $3 million guarantee. A record number of players registered for this event, allowing over 1,200 players to get in on the action. In the end, over $4 million dollars was up for grabs. Once this tournament had come to an end, Anthony Merulla took home over $400,000.

The Borgata is rising in prestige in the Atlantic City area as time moves forward. This hotel, casino, and spa has roughly 161,000 square feet of gaming space and 2,000 rooms to accommodate guests. Also drawing in crowds are more than 10 boutiques, 6 casual dining locations, and a foot spa that extends for over 54,000 square feet.