The game of choice for the World Series of Poker, Texas Hold’em, is considered the gold standard of poker. Fans of the game are well catered for in Michigan and you’ll find plenty of casinos and cardrooms offering Texas Hold’em in the state.
In fact, there are currently 15 poker rooms that offer everything from an impromptu cash game to a well-organized, large scale tournament.
Largely the poker venues in Michigan are concentrated in the south-east corner of the state, within Detroit and the surrounding cities. But you will find a handful of tables at casinos as you go further north.
The MotorCity Casino, MI, in the heart of Detroit is a significant venue on Michigan’s poker circuit. The poker room boasts 17 tables of packed action. You will find dedicated cash and tournament tables and be sure to check out the popular bad beat jackpot games that attract big crowds.
Detroit’s MGM Grand boasts 21 tables in its dedicated poker lounge. Greektown, the third of the large commercial casinos, has 12 poker tables. Both casinos offer a good variety of games and stakes to indulge in. Sit back in luxury for a quick Sit ‘n Go or sign up for one of the Deep Stack knockout tournaments.
Outside of Detroit, the FireKeeper’s Casino in Battle Creek is well worthy of a visit for poker fans. Its recently renovated poker room hosts 26 tables for Texas Hold’em and all variety of poker games. Plus, it plays host to the MSPT (Mid States Poker Tour), claiming it’s the largest main event outside of Las Vegas.
Age restrictions for Michigan players of Texas Hold’em vary from venue to venue. Some poker rooms won’t permit players under 21, whereas others will let you sit down from 18+. Check the website or ring in advance to check the age limits at the venue of your choice.
You should also make sure you check out your venue’s current Texas Hold’em schedule in advance of heading to a game. Because of the close proximity of poker players at tables, almost all Michigan poker rooms have closed entirely whilst the COVID-19 pandemic is an ongoing concern. When safety regulations determine that the table action can resume, Michigan’s poker action is sure to heat up again.