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Borgata Puts Up Slight Overlay On $5 Million Guaranteed World Poker Tour Championship

Casino Chips In Extra $80,000 After Missing Guarantee


The WPT Championship Moved To Borgata This YearThe World Poker Tour Championship attracted a field of 328 entries, just shy of what the Borgata needed to meet the $5 million guarantee.

As a result, the Atlantic City property had to dip into the rake from the $15,000+$400 tournament to come up with the extra cash and give the players an overlay of $80,000. An additional $147,600 was taken out for tournament staff and dealers.

This is the first time since the tour’s inception in 2002 that the WPT Championship was held outside of the Bellagio in Las Vegas. The buy-in was also lowered from $25,000 to $15,000.

The tournament’s previous rendition had been suffering through a slump, drawing only 146 players in 2013, the fewest since 2003. The tournament peaked in 2007 with 639 entrants, creating a total prize pool of nearly $15.5 million. Carlos Mortensen came out on top, earning $3,970,415.

This year’s WPT Championship winner will take home $1,310,146, slightly more than the $1,150,297 that David “Chino” Rheem picked up for winning the event in 2013.

A total of 36 players will make the money, earning at least $30,085. Here’s a look at the full final table payouts.

1. $1,310,146
2. $727,860
3. $452,729
4. $363,930
5. $286,292
6. $235,341
7. $189,244
8. $143,146
9. $97,048