BetMGM offers an incredible range of poker games to those who enjoy both casual and competitive tournament play. Join us as we take a look at the thrilling casual games and tournaments, both for offline and online poker play, at BetMGM.
A list of our thrilling poker games
If you’re already up to speed with how to play poker, as well as the basic rules of poker tournaments, you’re ready to join in one of the exciting casual and competitive events we host for offline and online poker in the USA and Canada. However, not all of our poker games and tournaments are available in all areas where BetMGM operates. American and Canadian poker players will be able to enjoy online BetMGM tournaments in the following regions:
- Michigan – MI
- New Jersey – NJ
- Ontario – ON
- Pennsylvania – PA
Our exciting BetMGM $1 Million Poker Championship will also be held in person at the ARIA Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, but qualifiers will take place online for those who think they can secure a seat through a satellite event.
Here’s a list of some of the poker action that you can take part in with BetMGM, together with the participating locations:
Progressive Knockout Tournament – MI, NJ
If you enjoy edge-of-your-seat high-stakes poker, progressive knockout tournaments – also known as bounty tournaments – should be on your competitive poker radar. In progressive knockout events, you get a 50% bounty for eliminating a player in cash, with the remaining 50% becoming part of your bounty. This exciting no-limit Texas Hold’em poker format is filled with action as players try to take home the biggest bounties.
Find out more about progressive knockout (PKO) tournaments in the two participating states here:
SPINS Tournament – MI, PA
SPINS events add more mystery and variety to the traditional poker tournament by offering a variable prize pool. In a SPINS tournament, players can play for a buy-in as low as $1, or up to a maximum of $25, with larger buy-ins having larger prize pools compared to lower buy-ins. After you’ve paid your buy-in and the tournament is about to start, a randomly selected multiplier affects how many people will receive a prize, as well as how large their prize is.
The multipliers in our SPINS games are 2x, 3x, 5x, 10x, 25x, 100x, 200x and 1,200x. Multipliers 2x to 5x will only reward a first-place finish, 10x will reward both a first- and second-place finish, while 25x to 1,200x will reward a first-, second-and third-place finish. The prize money increases for each potential winner as the multiplier grows.
Find out more about SPINS tournaments in the two participating states here:
Daily $10K Tournament – MI, NJ, PA
Enjoy standing a chance at regular wins? Why not try your hand at our Daily $10K? This no-limit Texas Hold’em tournament guarantees winnings to the top 14 players at each event.
Find out more about Daily $10K tournaments in each of the participating states here:
Mega Tuesday Tournament – MI, NJ, PA
A minimum $12,000 in prize money is guaranteed for this weekly tournament. The buy-in for this popular six-max no-limit hold’em tournament gets players a total of 75,000 for their starting chip stack.
Find out more about Mega Tuesday tournaments in each state here:
Sunday Major Tournament – MI, NJ, PA
This is another weekly tournament but one that takes place on a Sunday evening… for those who can’t make it to Mega Tuesdays. Not only that, but this tournament has a minimum of $30,000 in guaranteed prize money.
Find out more about the Sunday Major tournaments in each state here:
Super Sunday Tournament – ON
Super Sundays at BetMGM Ontario actually feature a number of online poker tournaments. The first of these events starts at 3.05 pm, with the last event beginning at 8.05 pm. The buy-in for these tournaments starts at $1 up to a maximum of $500.
Learn more Super Sunday tournaments in Ontario here:
High Roller Tournament – ON
The High Roller tournament takes place twice a week at BetMGM Ontario on Tuesdays and Thursdays, giving you multiple opportunities to take part in these high-stakes Texas Hold’em poker games. The buy-in for these tournaments is $530, truly living up to the name “High Roller.”
Learn more about the High Roller tournaments in Ontario here:
Fast Forward – MI, NJ, PA
There’s nothing more disappointing than being stuck with terrible hole cards and having to wait for an entire game to end before you can join in again with a new hand. Thankfully you don’t have to worry about that with Fast Forward games. Simply use the game’s “Forward Fold” feature and you’ll instantly join in the action at another table, with players at your previous game only learning that you’ve called it quits when it’s your turn to play. No more waiting out bad hands with Fast Forward!
Find out more about the Fast Forward tournaments in each state here:
Hot Tables – ON
Hot Tables at BetMGM Ontario combine the fast-paced action of Fast Forward with the added bonus of extra cash being added to a game’s pot. That’s right! At any point during play, up to $1,200 could be added to the prize pot for the current round, upping the stakes and keeping players on the edge of their seats.
Hot Tables are available in five categories: Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum and Diamond. Bronze and Silver tables will see the pot bonus going only to the winner of a hand, while Gold, Platinum and Diamond tables will give 50% of the pot bonus to the winner and split the remaining 50% among the other players.
Learn more about Hot Tables tournaments in Ontario here:
Texas Hold’em – All regions
If Texas Hold’em is your favorite poker variant, you’ll be pleased to know that this variant of the game is available on all of BetMGM’s platforms. There are three versions for you to enjoy:
- No-Limit: As you may have guessed from the name, No-Limit Hold’em means that players aren’t restricted in how much they wager during a game. Providing they have enough poker chips, they can wager as much as they want. This subtle difference from other versions of Texas Hold’em poker has made this particular version the most popular one in the world. It comes with its own risks, however, and you should always be aware of the bankroll you’re spending.
- Fixed-Limit: In fixed-limit games, players are limited to not only how much they can wager but how often they can bet too. Pre-flop and on the flop, players are only allowed to bet the equivalent value of the big blind. This allowance doubles for the turn and river. Each round of poker has four betting opportunities in total: the bet, raise, re-raise and final raise.
- Pot-Limit: In Pot-Limit games, players’ raises must match the value of the pot with whatever additional money they would have had to pay to call. However, it doesn’t feature the betting limits of fixed-limit poker, which means pots can grow in size quite rapidly during contested hands.
At BetMGM, you can find a variety of Texas Hold’em poker games to suit your experience level, as well as your appetite for risk.
Find out about all the excitement of Texas Hold’em games – as well as the rules – in each region here:
Omaha – All regions
While not as popular as Texas Hold’em, Omaha is another poker variant that’s enjoyed by players all over North America. It plays similarly to Hold’em, but where it differs is that players get four hole cards instead of two. Players can also enjoy fixed-limit, pot-limit and
no-limit versions of the game, as well as Omaha Hi-Lo. In Hi-Lo, a showdown plays out differently from other poker variants. The player with the strongest hand in a showdown will only get 50% of the pot, while the best qualifying low hand gets the remainder of the pot.
Find out about all the thrills of Omaha games – together with the rules – in each region here:
BetMGM $1 Million Poker Championship – ARIA, Las Vegas
The ARIA Poker Classic now has a new event that’s sure to get the attention of poker players from all over North America. This beloved tournament now features the BetMGM $1 Million Poker Championship, an event that offers players the chance to win their share of a guaranteed minimum of $1 million in prize money!
But how does one get a chance to win part of this incredible prize pool? First, there’s the $3,500 buy-in which you can play to secure a seat, the way you would at any of our regular online poker tournaments. Alternatively, you could try your luck at any of the qualifying online events, with winners securing a place at the Championship event.
Winners of the final $500 event can also earn themselves the $6,000 BetMGM Poker Championship package. This package includes $700 for travel expenses and free lodging at the ARIA Resort & Casino in Las Vegas for five nights – a very welcome bonus for any player looking to take part in this new tournament!
If you’re still curious about what goes into these major poker events, be sure to take a look at what goes on behind the scenes at a poker tournament.
Learn more about the high-stakes BetMGM $1 Million Poker Championship here:
Experience the best poker thrills at BetMGM
If you want to play poker online, both casual players who want a quick game or competitive players who want to put their poker tournament strategy to the test will find incredible gaming thrills and action at BetMGM. Register with BetMGM to enjoy the best online poker in the US and Canada.