The World Poker Tour opens the second half of their Season XV schedule this weekend when the tour returns to the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa for the WPT Winter Poker Open Championship. The WPT holds events across the country and even across the globe but the Atlantic City stops, which occur twice a year, once in September and once in January, are always massive.

Part of the reason, the geography. Atlantic City is conveniently in the center of a dense Mid-Atlantic region but the main factor is that the Borgata is the East Coast’s preeminent poker destination. The Borgata Poker Room is also one of the biggest in the country, with 85 tables offering 24/7 action, a wide range of stakes and games, as well as near monthly tournament series with massive prize pools and offerings.

It’s what the Borgata offers away from the felt that separates it from the competition though.

Over 2,000 rooms, 800 of which are in The Water Club at Borgata tower, give guests a truly luxurious experience. Borgata guests can also relax by multiple indoor and outdoor pools, there are five on property, but if it’s rest and relaxation you desire, look no further than Spa Toccare and Immersion Spa.

The only thing better than a little R&R is world class dining options and Borgata has those at seemingly every turn. Fornelletto is an intimate wine bar that is the perfect place to start any evening, Old Homestead Steak House brings one of New York City’s all-time bests to Atlantic City, Bobby Flay Steak is a modern spin to the traditional Homestead, Wolfgang Puck American Grille serves classic dishes with innovative twists and Izakaya, my personal favorite, is a hip modern Japanese lounge.

While those restaurants are more of the sit-down variety, the Borgata’s new The Marketplace Eatery is the perfect place to grab a bite before and during your poker sessions. Conveniently situated below the poker room, with options from tacos to salads to pizza to Philly cheese steaks and much, much more, The Marketplace Eatery is quick and easy.

Where to go after dinner? Borgata’s nightlife options are just as good. Long Bar is the go-to spot to enjoy a few drinks and the game, while the Gypsy Bar, located across the hall, always has live music options and an electric atmosphere. B Bar is Borgata’s late night option but it’s best destination, is clearly the new Premier Nightclub. With some of the world’s greatest DJ’s filling the nightclub with energy, there is no better place to party in Atlantic City.

During the summer months, Borgata also offers a brand new Beer Garden and is just a quick trip away from the iconic Atlantic City beach and boardwalk, meaning the daytime and nighttime options only increase as the temperature does.

From luxurious amenities to world class dining and nightlife options, a centralized location and historic New Jersey beach just a few blocks away, the Borgata really does have it all. More information about both the World Poker Tour and the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa can be found through their respective links.