The life of a poker player in New Jersey was transformed when he became the first New Jersey’s Next Poker Millionaire on the night of Saturday at the end of a televised live poker event played at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa.

Myroslaw “onetime99” Woroch, who had never won over $7k in poker games, became a millionaire when he beat Steven Edwards in a heads up match. Sharing his experiences, Woroch said, “It was truly a surreal experience when I knew that I had him beat. When that final card came out my emotions were just running wild; I have to thank BorgataPoker.com for putting on this awesome tournament and the Poker Players Alliance for bringing poker back to the United States.”

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Woroch, a 40-year-old resident of Cedar Knolls, qualified for the Next Poker Millionaire semi-final by taking part in a BorgataPoker.com 1 Point Entry Tournament, which was held on Dec 19 last year. He then beat a field of 2,177 players to become a finalist on January 5.

Woroch has defeated four other players who had qualified through BorgataPoker.com and three more who had qualified at PartyPoker.com, its partner site, to win an amazing $1 million package. This package includes the buy-in to the World Poker Tour (WPT) Alpha 8 Super High Roller Tournament, the buy-in to the WPT World Championship event, two seats worth $3,500 each to poker tournaments that will be played at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, 52 seats to the $50k Sunday event, and entries worth $8k to live poker tournaments that will be held in Borgata Casino.

Vince Alonge, director of poker operations at Borgata, said: “New Jersey’s Next Poker Millionaire signifies a historic event in the evolution of Internet gaming. We are ecstatic to be able to offer our online community the opportunity to compete for a million dollar prize package here at Borgata especially in a tournament of this magnitude.”

The New Jersey’s Next Poker Millionaire event was held after the WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open, a $3 million guaranteed event that attracted as many as 1,229 players who generated a prize pool worth more than $4,055,700. This year’s Borgata Winter Poker Open champion was Anthony Merulla, who took home a huge prize of $842,379.

The Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa offers 3,475 slots, 185 gambling tables, 5 restaurants, 10 boutiques, a spa, a large event space, a poker room with over 80 tables, and a large parking lot.

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