We expect BetMGM Poker Nevada to launch with similar offerings to those in other states like Michigan, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. Thus, players can look forward to a generous welcome bonus, great MTT schedule, solid range of stakes across cash game tables, and more.
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Our spidey senses are tingling and we predict that BetMGM will launch its poker room in Nevada within the next few months. The operator has already acquired the necessary license from the Nevada Gaming Control Board (NGCB) and everything looks in line for it to become the first online poker operator to join WSOP.com in the state of Nevada.
Part of the larger BetMGM Poker/partypoker family of skins, BetMGM Nevada will offer a high-quality online poker experience to players in the Silver State, following many years of WSOP NV’s de facto online poker monopoly.
The company first launched its sports betting product BetMGM Sportsbook in Nevada, but the company decided to wait for the appropriate time to bring its online poker there as well. Now, it seems that players in Nevada will soon be able to enjoy the same high-quality BetMGM Poker US product offered to those in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Michigan.
At BetMGM Poker, players can enjoy both tournament and cash game poker, with daily poker tournaments ranging from freerolls to a regular $10k guaranteed event. The operator also provides a rich variety of weekly and monthly events giving true tournament grinders plenty of reasons to keep coming back.
In terms of cash game action, you will find micro stakes games available at $0.01/0.02 and all the way up to $5/10 and higher.
At BetMGM, new players are welcomed with a generous deposit bonus, which includes over $1,000 in cash and bonuses for anyone who decides to play with the operator.
In this detailed Guide to BetMGM Poker NV, we look ahead towards the site’s future launch and give a comprehensive overview of everything you need to know and what you can expect once the site officially goes live. We will make sure to update this page as more information becomes available.
Whether you are unfamiliar with BetMGM or just want to know more about this operator and why it is one of the best online poker sites in the US, then you have come to the right place. In this pokerfuse guide to BetMGM Poker NV, written by our team of industry experts, we cover:
If you want to find out everything you need to know about BetMGM Poker NV, keep reading. Our industry experts use their in-depth knowledge of the operator to cover everything you can expect from one of the most popular poker sites in the US when it arrives in Nevada.
All new players at BetMGM Poker Nevada can expect to claim a valuable welcome bonus upon first creating an account. While the exact elements of the BetMGM NV Welcome Bonus remain to be seen, based on everything we have observed over the years and everything we know about the operator, we can certainly venture a highly educated guess about what its new player bonus will entail.
We expect that the new player sign-up package will include $25 in free funds given away by BetMGM Poker NV completely free of charge, to be used for tournaments, Sit & Gos (SNGs), and cash games. You can also expect a 100% deposit match bonus for players looking for a more serious boost to their bankrolls. All new players will be eligible for the welcome offer upon signing up.
Once you create and verify your BetMGM NV player account, you can expect to be awarded $25 free play from the operator. The $25 free cash is a signature part of BetMGM’s welcome bonus it offers in every market. The free play comes in the form of $15 in poker tournament tickets and a $10 free cash bonus, which can be released by playing just one hand of real money poker.
The $15 for poker tournament tickets should be available in your account immediately, which means you can jump right in and enter any scheduled tournaments or SNGs within the given buy-in range. You will have one week to use all your tickets and any cash you win from them will be added to your real money balance, ready to fund more games or be withdrawn as cold hard cash.
The $10 bonus for cash poker games, on the other hand, typically requires that you play one raked hand of poker before you are allowed to cash out. After that, you will be free to do with the money as you please.
Whether you join BetMGM Poker Nevada with the intention to make a deposit right off the bat or if you decide to fund your account after playing a few real money games with your $25 free play — either way, you can expect to get an even more valuable bonus on your first deposit.
A 100% deposit match bonus is the standard form for BetMGM poker rooms, although the maximum amount varies slightly between markets. The official amount of the deposit match bonus hasn’t been announced yet (and we will certainly update once we know more), but based on our knowledge of prior BetMGM launches, we expect the deposit match to be at least $600 and could go all the way up to $1000, as is offered at BetMGM Poker NJ. Given that the operator is presumably going to be looking to make a splash and carve out a portion of a market that has been led by only one operator for many years, it is likely that it will want to make its welcome bonus extra attractive and we will see the deposit match at the higher end of the spectrum.
With a deposit match welcome bonus, every new player’s first deposit made is matched in full by the operator. The deposit match bonus is then paid out over time, with players needing to earn iRPs (iRewards Points) at the tables in order to clear the bonus.
BetMGM will usually release the funds in 10 equal chunks, each making up 10% of the overall bonus amount. For every chunk of the bonus to release, you must earn 20x the dollar amount in iRPs.
For example, if you deposit $600 into your account, you will receive a $600 bonus. The bonus will be released in 10 chunks worth $60 each, and you will need to earn 1,200 iRPs for each of the chunks. One dollar in rake paid corresponds to approximately 5 iRPs, which means you would need to rake approximately $240 to release $60 of your bonus.
As is usually the case with major online poker sites, BetMGM Poker offers a variety of other promos on top of the welcome bonus package, which are aimed at both new and existing poker players on the platform. Here are just a few of the promotions you can expect to find at BetMGM Nevada:
A time-limited promotion run at BetMGM, Pick a Card is a simple yet lucrative game that all poker players can take part in. Every player who earns $25 in a single day, during the promotion is eligible to pick a random card. The various cards that players can pick from usually contain the following rewards:
Pick a Card offers an amazing opportunity to earn free bets on the side while playing poker as you usually would be doing anyhow. The Pick a Card promotion runs on the app for a limited time every so often. Once BetMGM NV goes live, you will definitely want to keep your eyes open and look out for future Pick a Card promos.
Tournament poker players should be in for a real treat at BetMGM Poker NV, with tournaments such as Mega Tuesday and Sunday 35k offering incredible opportunities to enjoy high-stakes tournament action and compete against some of the very best players out there.
BetMGM’s Mega Tuesday offers $12,000 in guaranteed prizes with a buy-in of $535. The tournament is played at six-max tables and provides an amazing opportunity to win a major tournament title against a relatively small playing field.
The BetMGM Sunday 35k, on the other hand, comes with a price tag of just $215 and a more substantial guaranteed prize pool, attracting a bigger playing field and an even bigger return on investment for players who run hot and play well on a Sunday evening.
Playing poker at BetMGM NV, you will automatically be enrolled in the newly revamped BetMGM Rewards program, a nationwide program that allows players to earn bonuses and perks from the company, across both online products and MGM casino and resort properties. Here is how BetMGM Rewards program works:
While playing at BetMGM, players earn two different types of points — Tier Points and Rewards Points.
Tier Points are used to determine which loyalty tier you fall into. When playing real money poker, players earn Tier Points at a rate of approximately 5 points for $1 in rake paid.
The Rewards Points, on the other hand, are used to redeem bonuses or purchase various rewards, perks, and VIP experiences from the BetMGM Rewards store.
As you earn points, you will rise up through the various Tier Levels. As you move through the different levels, each one comes with its own perks and prizes — the higher the level, the better the rewards.
As you earn more Tier Points, you will gain access to the following loyalty tiers:
As you can see, the BetMGM Rewards program is highly lucrative for those looking to spend a lot of time in Las Vegas and try the luxurious lifestyle that comes with it, but it is not the most rewarding loyalty program out there, nor is it perfectly suited for poker players.
If you are looking to convert your points to cash and be rewarded directly for playing online poker, BetMGM Poker NV may not be the best place for this, as its loyalty program is not designed to cater to online poker players specifically.
However, if you are keen to hit up Vegas for live casino action, enjoy online sports betting, and like to travel, then BetMGM Rewards might be perfect for you. Nevada residents may actually be poised to reap the most rewards of this program, as there are plenty of in-state opportunities to both earn and redeem rewards at MGM’s brick-and-mortar properties.
BetMGM Poker USA is owned and operated by MGM Resorts and Entain — two of the country’s biggest and best iGaming brands. As you would expect from a top online gambling company that’s been in the industry for many many years, it offers a wide range of deposit and cashout options, as well as a very reliable and secure banking department in general.
If you are looking to deposit money into your BetMGM Poker NV account, you can use the following deposit options to do so, and your money will be available for play instantly:
Each of the options listed here can be used to make your instant deposit. Keep in mind that some banks still refuse to process gambling transactions. If you run into such an issue, you can still use an e-wallet such as Skrill or PayPal to fund your BetMGM Poker NV account. If you happen to be near Las Vegas, you can also make use of the Cash at the Cage option at any Borgata or BetMGM property, allowing your funds to be deposited or withdrawn instantaneously and without having to enter any banking info online — all you need is a government-issued photo ID and your online account info.
At any online poker room, cashing out is usually a bit more difficult and time-consuming, but at BetMGM it is a process that is still quite smooth and fast.
When looking to cash out your winnings from the site, you will need to make a withdrawal request, where you will indicate the amount you are looking to cash out, as well as the payment method you wish to use. All withdrawal requests must be manually processed, which can take up to a few days. Once this process is completed, the money is sent your way.
The actual time it will take for the money to reach you depends on the payment method you are using and is not something BetMGM Poker can control. The following payment methods can be used to withdraw your winnings from the site:
Typically, the fastest way to get your cash is to have it sent to an e-wallet such as PayPal or Skrill. This kind of withdrawal is usually completed within 24 hours after the security check is over. You can also request a physical check to be sent to you, but this can take up to 20 days to reach you.
If time is of the essence, cashing out at an MGM or Borgata property is usually the fastest way to get your money, as you will get it on the spot. That said, you will need to make your way down to one of the many MGM Resorts & Casinos in Las Vegas in order to withdraw your winnings this way.
While BetMGM Poker US is certainly not yet at the level of WSOP USA in terms of its tournament offering, the operator does provide ample opportunity for all poker players to take part in daily and weekly tournaments across a range of buy-ins, as well as occasional tournament series with significantly increased prize pools. Given that it will be faced in a direct head-to-head with WSOP, we might see BetMGM step up its tournament game to try and lure more Nevada poker players away from its competitor.
The lowest tournaments at BetMGM in both scheduled and SNG sections start as low as $1, while the biggest weekly buy-in is $535, so players of all wallet sizes can find some action within their budget. For the high rollers, there are the special tournament series, where the buy-ins can go even higher. Freeroll tournaments and satellites also run from time to time.
Tournament action is the lifeblood of any major online poker site and we expect it to be no different with BetMGM Poker NV. The operator runs a steady schedule of daily tournaments, which culminate with the Daily 10k — a $109 tournament that guarantees a significant prize pool and a player pool of at least 100 players (or overlay).
For those looking for some steeper action, the weekly Mega Tuesday is the biggest buy-in of the week, offering a $12,000 prize pool with a $535 buy-in, a true high roller’s event.
If $12k still is not enough to entice you, there’s the Sunday 35k, which offers the biggest prize pool of the week — $35,000 guaranteed with a buy-in of $215, making it a very attractive weekly tournament for all the true grinders out there.
The $320 PKO event that runs on Thursdays is yet another event that you may want to take a shot at if you are a regular tournament player with a solid bankroll to your name.
In addition to these weekly headlining tournaments, there’s plenty of action to be had any day of the week. You can take part in any number of daily tournaments, with many of them having a price tag in the $10 – $30 region and attracting dozens to hundreds of players at any one time.
Sit & Go tournaments may not be as popular as they once were, but BetMGM makes sure that there is always a game available for everyone at any time and SNGs are a great way to provide players with round-the-clock action.
At any time of the day or night, SNG tournaments ranging from $0.5 to $500 are available on the platform with a variety of different blind structures and formats. Six-Max, Full Ring, Turbo or Slow, and even Heads Up SNGs are always right there waiting for you in the lobby.
How easy it will be to find SNG action depends on the time of day and the kind of buy-in you are trying to play, as higher-stakes SNGs are usually pretty hard to come by.
Over the years, BetMGM and its partner sites, Borgata Poker and partypoker, have built quite a name for themselves by organizing some of the biggest online poker tournament series in states like New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Michigan.
Once BetMGM goes live in Nevada, we can expect to see many of the same highly popular tournament series launch in the Silver State. As the prize pools and structures for these series typically vary somewhat state-to-state, we will have to wait and see what the operator has in store for Nevada poker tournament players.
What we can say for sure is that BetMGM Poker NV is sure to run some highly attractive tournament series in the months following its launch, so we suggest you stay tuned and keep coming back for more news on this.
With BetMGM Poker going live in Nevada, this also opens up great potential for shared liquidity on its network. Nevada, along with New Jersey and Delaware are the only three states that are currently part of the Multi-State Internet Gambling Agreement aka MSIGA — a legal agreement that allows operators to share player pools between the three states.
Nevada and Delaware were the first two states in the agreement, but then, in May 2018, New Jersey also joined the compact and WSOP made history as the first-ever poker room to have shared liquidity across three states. Nearly four years later, WSOP remains the only poker room currently operating in more than one of the three MSIGA states and is thus able to make use of the opportunity for a multi-state poker network.
It is entirely plausible that BetMGM will try to follow in the digital footsteps of the WSOP/888poker network — WSOP NJ, WSOP NV, and WSOP/888 DE — and form a shared player pool between BetMGM Poker NV and its partypoker NJ Network — BetMGM Poker, Borgata Poker, and partypoker — already shares a player pool within the state of NJ across the three skins.
If BetMGM does opt to try and take advantage of MSIGA and pool players between its NJ rooms and its NV room, it would be only the second site in the history of US online poker to do so. To make things even more interesting, there is also the possibility of other states joining the interstate poker pact, which could open up even more avenues for BetMGM to pool players across its network.
Only time will tell what the future of shared liquidity in US online poker holds. We will eagerly wait and see when, and if, any new developments happen. If they do, you can rely on us here at pokerfuse to provide you with plenty of updates, every step of the way. So, be sure to check back often for all the latest news on BetMGM, shared liquidity, and everything else important in the poker world.
Since first coming onto the US online poker scene, BetMGM Poker has been offering a solid variety of cash game tables as well. The blinds start as low as $0.01/0.02 and go all the way up to $25/50 for No-Limit Hold’em and Pot-Limit Omaha tables, although the majority of the action is found at low- to mid-stakes.
At peak times, you will find action at $1/2 and $2/5 tables, while higher stakes games than these rarely come together. At the other end of the spectrum, you have the micro stakes tables, which are always teeming with action — players coming and going around the clock at stakes lower than $0.5/1.
Perhaps the Nevada room will tell a different story, but based on other BetMGM sites in other states, if you are looking to play games other than NLH and PLO, you are probably in the wrong place, as these are pretty much the only two poker games that regularly run on BetMGM.
All of BetMGM’s poker rooms run on a partypoker-powered platform, which means you will be hard-pressed to find a higher-quality platform to play on. Players at BetMGM Poker can expect a reliable client and plenty of features and options to make their gameplay enjoyable throughout.
After decades in the industry, partypoker has learned how to make a poker client that runs extremely well, does not crash, and is very reliable — all of which shows in the software used by BetMGM Poker. No poker player wants their game interrupted, and the partypoker software developers definitely know and understand this. Whether you are playing on the BetMGM Poker app or desktop software, unwarranted disconnects are not something you will have to deal with on this platform.
The software is also reliable in other ways. When playing at BetMGM, you can be 100% confident that the games are totally fair and random. In order to get and keep its license, BetMGM is required to pass all the necessary tests and vetting by the Nevada Gaming Commission (NGC), ensuring it provides only random outcomes that cannot be tampered with. Furthermore, its software is regularly audited by third-party companies to make sure of this.
You can also be 100% sure that you are playing in a secure environment and that all your personal and financial information, as well as your money, are as safe as possible. No one wants to worry about things like crashing software, viruses, or identity theft while playing online poker, so BetMGM makes sure to provide a safe, secure, and fair place for its customers to play, so the only thing you need to worry about is your opponent’s Aces.
Whether you are looking to play on your PC computer, Mac laptop, or your iOS or Android-powered mobile device, you can expect the same kind of high-quality poker experience across any and all platforms. The operator offers a separate, fully-optimized app for each and every operating system, which means you will always be getting the best compatibility and performance, tailored specifically to that particular OS for optimal user experience.
The software itself offers quite a few functions and settings that will make your gameplay much easier and more enjoyable and, while further updates could certainly jazz it up a bit more, there really is not much lacking in terms of basic, reliable functionality on the BetMGM Poker app.
If you are looking for a flashy piece of software with countless animations, dozens of themes and visual options, and the likes, then BetMGM Poker NV probably will not be your dream app. However, most poker players actually prefer to keep things simple and focus on the action, and this software was designed with that in mind.
The BetMGM Poker app and software are clean and sleek, with an interface that is easy to use and highly intuitive. You will easily find all the options you need and the simple graphics will keep your devices from struggling with processing them as well, making BetMGM a very smooth and lag-free place to play poker.
Yes! BetMGM Nevada is licensed by the Nevada Gaming Control Board and is 100% legal and safe to play at. The site operates in full compliance with all the current federal and state laws and is operated by one of the biggest gaming brands in the country.
Yes! While you can still sign up for an account with BetMGM NV from anywhere in the world, you will need to be physically present within the Nevada state lines in order to play real money poker. Geolocation software will be installed on your device and it will confirm your GPS coordinates and only allow you to play if you are within the state.
Yes! The software has undergone rigorous testing by the regulators and is constantly under observation like all other legal online gambling sites in the country. The software was designed by partypoker, one of the leaders in the international online poker industry, and undergoes regular audits to ensure that play is totally random and fair.
No. At this time, there is no liquidity sharing between BetMGM US online poker sites in different states or between BetMGM NV and any other site from outside of Nevada. That said, Nevada is one of the three that is currently part of MSIGA, so it is possible but unlikely to be the case at launch time. However, there are plans to expand interstate online poker and make it a reality in the coming year, so stay tuned for all the updates on that right here at pokerfuse.
Yes! The BetMGM Poker Mobile App is compatible with both Android and iOS operating systems. Once BetMGM NV goes live, you will be able to visit the BetMGM website and download the appropriate version of the app for your phone’s OS.
The successful premiere of BetMGM Poker Championship could be a harbinger of things to come, namely the launch of BetMGM Poker NV.
The arrival of BetMGM NV has been in the cards for a while but it is now confirmed via the company’s support team that its launch of online poker in Nevada will happen “soon.”
In yet another hint that BetMGM is preparing to launch online poker in Nevada, the operator has announced its first-ever BetMGM Poker Championship to be held at the ARIA Las Vegas next month.
If BetMGM NV indeed does go live, it would only be the second active online poker room in Nevada, ending WSOP’s nearly decade-long de facto monopoly.