We caught up with the action on the turn of a three way pot, with the board showing . Action checked to "E.J.D", who fired 14,000. "Efeneyeguy" moved all in for 86,000 and change, and "E.J.D" made the call with for a set of nines. It was no good though, as "Efeneyeguy" showed for a straight. "Efeneyeguy" faded the board pairing on the river, and he scored a massive double up thanks to the cooler situation.
Three players saw a flop of come down, and action checked to "Lisaj416", who bet half the pot, 18,200. "Volstragg" was next to act, and he moved all in for over 100,000, well more than his other two opponents. The first player folded, but "Lisaj416" called with . "Volstragg" was well out in front with pocket kings, and another four on the turn ended the hand.
One of the largest poker rooms in the United States is set to reopen this Wednesday after being closed since mid-March due to the pandemic. Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, New Jersey will open its doors at 10 a.m. local time, albeit with some changes.
The room, which previously housed 77 tables, will open with just 30 spaced-out tables, each with polycarbonate divides between each seat. Only seven-handed cash games will be offered as there are no plans for tournaments right now. However, players can expect some lucrative promotions including a Bad Beat Jackpot starting at $100,000.
Here are some other changes and procedures:
Masks are required in the poker room (and other public areas in the casino)
Beverage service is available
Food will not be permitted in the poker room
Hand sanitizing stations will be available throughout the room
Spectators will not be allowed in the poker room
“We are happy to welcome back our loyal players as we reopen Atlantic City’s market-leading East Coast poker destination,” said Melonie Johnson, president and chief operating officer of Borgata.
She continued: “We have made some changes to enhance our guests’ experience and are excited to reintroduce live poker and the Borgata Poker brand more safely.”
While Borgata was the last casino to reopen in Atlantic City, it will be the first of the city’s poker rooms to welcome back players. It’s by far the busiest against the competition, which includes Harrah’s Atlantic City, Bally’s, Golden Nugget, and Tropicana. Over the past two years, the combined revenue from all five rooms has totaled approximately $28.5 million each year. In 2019, just shy of $18 million of that came from Borgata.
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It was a battle of the blinds between "youngkoi" and "JaneLeo", and on a board of , "youngkoi" checked to "JaneLeo", who bet 12,350. "youngkoi" put in a min raise, and "JaneLeo" shoved for just a bit more. "youngkoi" called with , and he was well out in front of the jacks of "JaneLeo." "youngkoi" caught an unnecessary third ace o the river, and he scored a nice double up.
"E.J.D" and Anthony “Flawlissbinkage” Maio were heads up on a flop of , when "E.J.D" checked to Maio, who bet out 13,000 and change. "E.J.D" check raised enough to put Maio all in, and he called with pocket aces. The monster pair was behind though, as "E.J.D" showed for a flopped two pair. No further help would come for Maio, and he becomes one of the early casualties today.
Three players saw a flop of , and action checked to "NoRverNoFish", who bet out 9,424. Eric “alwaysliquid” Vanauken was the lone caller, and the hit the turn. A second check saw "NoRverNoFish" fire big, 21,864, and Vanauken check shoved all in.
"NoRverNoFish" called with , but he was drawing thin against the flush of Vanauken. The river was paint, but it was the , and that kept Vanauken in the lead.