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After nearly a year and a half of Pennsylvanians only having one option for poker, PokerStars finally has some competition. BetMGM online poker room launched in April 2021 in Pennsylvania, hot on the heels of their Michigan launch in March. BetMGM is powered by the legendary PartyPoker platform, which has been around since the advent of online poker way back in 2001.
BetMGM is now just the second online gambling platform to offer the trifecta in the Keystone State, as BetMGM casino and BetMGM Sportsbook went online in December of 2020. This page will go over everything about BetMGM online poker room with comprehensive coverage of the registration process, game selection, loyalty program, banking options, welcome bonus, and more!
After you register a new account at BetMGM Poker, there will be a combo welcome package waiting for you that includes $25 free and a first deposit bonus up to $600.
|BetMGM MI Promo Code||PENNBETS|
|No Deposit Bonus||$25|
|Deposit Bonus||100% up to $600|
|Bonus Valid||September 2021|
|PA Partner||Hollywood Casino Morgantown|
|Online Since||April 2021|
The first part of the welcome package is $25 free that can be used on a variety of games. This $25 includes $10 that can be used on the cash game of your choice or fast forward poker. The remaining $15 is to get in on your first multi-table tournament (MTT) or if sit and goes (SNG) are your preferred tournament format, the $15 can be used on any SNG offered on BetMGM Poker.
Once you are registered for a new account and are ready to make your first real money deposit, your bankroll will be enhanced right from the start. There are wagering requirements attached to this offer to keep in mind. Details below:
To activate this deposit match you simply need to make your first deposit using promo code PENNBETS. Once your deposit is reflected in your account, simply start playing poker. The bonus funds will be converted to your cash balance in 10% increments after completing a 15x playthrough via iRPs in either tournament fees or cash game rake. A little confused? Don’t worry, we broke down the math for you.
For every $1 in rake or tournament fees you pay, you will earn 5.56 iRPs. So, let’s say you take full advantage of the offer and deposit $600. You will need to accumulate 9000 iRPs to release the full $600 in bonus funds. Since the bonus is released in 10% increments, you will need to accumulate 900 iRPs to release the first $60 slab. To earn 900 iRPs, you will need to pay $161.87 in rake or tournament fees, since you are earning 5.56 iRPs per $1 spent. You have 28 days to clear the full amount, so be sure that once you make your first deposit, you are ready to grind.
The entire registration process at BetMGM is simple and should only take a few minutes. To get started, click through any of the links on this page, and you will be guided away to their registration landing page.
Once you arrive on the landing page, click the green register button in the middle of the page. You will be prompted to enter your information that includes, name, address, phone number, password, username and the last four of your social security number. All this information is digitally protected, and are used solely for identification purposes. Also, keep in mind that your username is what you will play under at the BetMGM Poker tables.
Once you are fully registered you will need to download the desktop client. This should only take a few minutes to download and once it’s complete, open the client and sign in with your newly minted credentials. The client will give you full access to sports betting, casino and of course the online poker room. You will have the free $25 waiting for you, and if you are ready to do so, you can make your first deposit right in the poker client and take advantage of the $600 deposit match. Be sure to use promo code: PENNBETS.
You have your choice of two options when playing online poker at BetMGM. First is the downloadable client mentioned in the registration process, and the second is the mobile app for poker on the go. The mobile app is available for both iOS and Android alike but will be downloaded differently.
Once you download the poker client to your computer you now have access to all of BetMGM’s Pennsylvania products all in one package. Easily find your favorite poker cash game, tournament, or sit & go via the tabs across the top and narrow down the results with their sorting feature. Deposits and withdrawals can be done by clicking the cashier button in the top right corner and easily toggle between the poker room, casino and sportsbook using the tabs at the top of the screen.
You can easily customize your table settings including the felt color, background, cards, and make it easier to distinguish between suits with a four-color deck. You can set up hotkeys for easy multi-tabling, choose your preferred seat and set how you want your tables displayed when playing multiple tables by either stacking or tiling them across the screen. You can also easily choose different themes to easily distinguish between MTT, SNG, or cash game.
BetMGM has mobile apps available for both Android and iOS devices, and makes it easy to bring all your favorite poker games with you wherever you may go. Both mobile apps can be downloaded by clicking through any of the links on this page and you will be brought to the app store for Apple users and to the BetMGM website for Android users. When downloading on Android, simply click the link and the download will start. When prompted, “allow downloads from unknown sources”. Next, install the app.
The mobile app is easy to use, and they do their best to make it possible to play multiple tables, but we still found it difficult to play more than 3 games at once. Everything you can do on the desktop client is available on mobile, including all cash games, tournaments, and sit & goes, but the smaller screen kind of limits how many tables you can play. Overall, the app is well designed and will do the job when you can’t be at your computer.Claim my BetMGM bonus now!
If you played online poker for real money on a shady offshore site, you know the stress of not knowing how you were going to get your money on and off the site, if it was safe or even legal? When you play online poker at a legal and regulated poker room, you can have peace of mind that your money is safe. You may already use most of the banking options everyday buying groceries or shopping online, and every transaction method is fully vetted by the PGCB for safety and security. Quick, secure financial transactions are always top priority at BetMGM. They offer plenty of banking options and these include:
Games are running 24/7 and you have your choice of cash games, sit & goes, and multitable tournaments.
Cash games are the simplest game you can play in the online poker world. You buy-in to the game with cash, play as much or as little as you want, blinds will never change. No matter your bankroll size, BetMGM has a cash game for you with games that start as low as $0.60 buy-ins and $0.01/$0.02 blind levels all the way up to $25/$50 game with a max $5000 buy-in. You can choose, if you want, to play a full 8 player table, 6 handed tables, or play mano y mano at a heads up table.
For now, the only options for cash games are No Limit Hold’em, Pot Limit Omaha, and Limit Hold’em, but other games like Stud, mixed games and 2-7 may be added later. You can easily sort cash games using their filter feature so you can waste little time finding a seat that you are comfortable with.
Possibly the most popular form of online poker, MTTs are running all day everyday at BetMGM PA. Daily tournament schedules will have slight variations, but BetMGM gives you a great variation of games running daily including many guaranteed tournaments. BetMGM Poker offers daily tournaments with guaranteed prizepools around $10K, but if that is a little outside of your bankroll, there are several others with buy-ins as low as $1.
Tournaments can be filtered into several categories such as regular tournaments, satellites, majors, and freerolls. If you want to sort tournaments by buy-in size, how many players will be at your table, or game format, you can easily do so in the tournament lobby.
A Sit & Go tournament is when there is a set number of players that need to register in order to get started. Once the predetermined amount of players register, the game starts. Sit & Go games are usually set to 9-handed, 6-handed or heads up but can be larger depending on what BetMGM is offering that day. Be sure that you read the blind structures as most SNGs are turbo or hyper turbos, meaning the blinds will increase faster than your standard MTT.
SNGs are running 24/7 but will fill quicker during peak times, that are typically 4pm or later. You can play as many SNGs as you would like and you can easily tile or stack the tables on your computer. Payouts will vary depending on how many people are in the SNG tournament, but will usually pay the top 3 in 9-handed, top 2 in 6-handed and winner-take-all in heads up matches.
MLife rewards has been the retail casino loyalty program for many years, and BetMGM carries on that tradition online as well. MLife rewards you for your online play with mostly retail perks like free stays at one of MGM’s many resorts, free play, dining vouchers and more. We hope that MGM will begin allowing you to turn in points for online perks as well, but for now, you will need to visit a retail casino to take advantage.
As mentioned in the welcome package explanation, you earn 5.56 iRPs for every dollar you spend on tournament fees or rake in PA. So, if you play cash games and pay $100 in rake, you would earn 556 iRPs that can be used for any of the retail perks. Check out the MLife section of the BetMGM website for all your options.
If you ever run into any problems, BetMGM Poker has you covered with plenty of customer support features. Their self-help FAQ page can be a bit convoluted, so if you need to talk to a real live person you have a few options. Live chat allows you to talk to an agent right from your favorite browser (or the app!), and is usually the quickest method to get an answer. You can also email support and expect a reply within 24 hours. At this time there is no phone option, but we hope to see this in the future.