Philadelphia’s Bin Weng wins $1 million at “The Return” at Borgata
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – (January 11, 2023) – High-stakes championship poker made its way back to Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa with “The Return: A Borgata Championship Event.” Borgata and BetMGM, a leading sports betting and iGaming operator, presented “The Return” which started on January 4th and ended with Philadelphia’s Bin Weng winning the $1 million grand prize on Jan 8th. He is the first poker player in 2023 to win a $1M prize in the US.
“The Return” featured a $5,300 buy-in, a $3 million guarantee and a $1 million first-place prize. A massive turnout of 1,142 entries resulted in a prize pool that reached $5,538,700.
Eight players reached the Final Table and ten hours later Philadelphia resident Bin Weng defeated Brooklyn’s Sundiata Devore to lift the trophy and claim $1 million as “The Return” Champion. The seven-figure win quintupled Weng’s previous biggest score and moved his career tournament earnings over the $3 million mark.
Borgata is Weng’s “home casino” where he plays cash games, tournaments, and casino games.
Weng exemplifies the Philadelphia underdog story winning a high stakes poker tournament filled with more recognizable names. Also, for the past six months Weng admits having been on the worst downswing of his career.
Kellie de Celis - Borgata Poker Operations
2015 WSOP Main Event Champion Joe McKeehen finished third for $440,327 and poker pro Jonathan Borenstein finished fourth for $368,324.
Luke Staudenmaier - Director of Poker, BetMGM