The Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City has announced details of its fourth annual Winter Poker Open.

Lasting 17 days, the tournament begins on January 13th and features 46 events, such as deep stack, HORSE, ladies limit hold'em pot-limit Omaha competitions.

Ray Stefanelli, director of poker marketing for Borgata, said: "For the first time in a seasonal event, Borgata will offer players a guaranteed prize pool of $2 million in the championship event."

The main event has a $3,000 buy-in and each gamer will begin with 50,000 chips.

Players wishing to register for the tournament need to do so online between January 1st and 6th 2009 or on-site from January 10th.

He added that he was confident that the tournament would attract new players as well as regulars.

The Borgata offers daily sit and go tournaments with buy-ins ranging from $30 to $1,000.

Entrants in the $1,000 events must play 18 levels with blinds reaching $15,000 and $30,000 before they can emerge as the winner.