This is the first time I have ever heard of a casino trying something like this. It should be interesting! I think a tournament like this based on golf might draw a huge amount of players. I don't play golf myself, but it is my understanding that a lot of golfers like to gamble with each other on their game outcomes.

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (February 13, 2015) - Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa continues its tradition of being at the forefront of new and innovative initiatives with the addition of its $10,000 Guaranteed Basketball Free Throw Tournament – a skill-based gaming event taking place in the Signature Room on Saturday, March 21. The groundbreaking new game, which has been approved by The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (Division) as part of its "New Jersey First" program is the first of its kind anywhere in the country.

"As Atlantic City’s market-leading resort destination, we believe that it is important that Borgata continue to play a dynamic role in the implementation of original and revolutionary programs," said Borgata President and Chief Operating Officer Tom Ballance. "We appreciate the progressive thinking of the Division as well as their encouragement as we begin to introduce social and skill-based gaming options to a new generation of players."

"New Jersey First" is a regulatory program employed by the Division to promote the revitalization of the gaming and tourism industries in Atlantic City. It allows gaming products, which are submitted to New Jersey prior to (or simultaneously with) any other jurisdiction or testing lab, to be tested and, if approved by the Division, put on the casino floor within 14 days.

The $10,000 Guaranteed Basketball Free Throw Tournament features a $20 buy-in (1 rebuy permitted) and consists of three rounds each 90 seconds in length. Participants will compete to play in the final round of 16 in bracket format. The winner of each pairing will advance to the next level of the bracket until a champion is crowned. The top 4 participants from the final round will be awarded a collective prize pool of $10,000:

1st Place 50% $5,000+
2nd Place 30% $3,000+
3rd Place 10% $1,000+
4th Place 10% $1,000+

*Places 5 through 16 will be awarded $100 Bonus Slot Dollars or $100 Match Play, whichever the participant prefers.

Must be 21 or older. Tournament availability may be limited. Event registration will end 30 minutes prior to the end of Round 1. Free-throws will be shot from a regulation 15’ distance from a 10’ high rim using regulation size basketballs. Winners are responsible for all state and federal taxes. Valid ID and My Borgata Rewards card required. Match Play and Slot Dollars® cannot be redeemed for cash. Participants may not be part of any exclusionary list. Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER. ©2015 Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa. All rights reserved.
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