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MGM Springfield Poker Room Review

MGM Springfield Poker Room Review

MGM Springfield Poker Room
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MGM Springfield Poker Room opened in 2017 and quickly made a splash on the New England Poker scene. The room, located in Springfield, Massachusetts, features 23 tables and 24/7 action.

When MGM Springfield opened, its initial competition came from Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun in, both of which were larger rooms located in Connecticut. Since then, MGM Springfield’s market share was sliced with the opening of the Encore Boston in the summer of 2019.

But despite this competition, MGM Springfield has found a niche as a smaller room that is luxurious on the inside and offers nonstop cash games at a variety of different stakes.

The room can be found at 1 MGM Way, Springfield, MA 01103.

MGM Springfield Poker Room

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Cash Games

Cash games make up the bread and butter of play at MGM Springfield Poker Room. The action runs around the clock and features a variety of different stakes and games. 

If you are a no-limit hold’em, pot-limit omaha, or five card omaha player you can always find a game for you at stakes ranging from $1/$2 to $5/$10. If you prefer to play higher stakes, MGM Springfield Poker Room also offers games up to $10/$25.

MGM Springfield Poker Room also has games many limit hold’em, stud, and omaha 8-or-better games that range from $3/$6 to $20/$40 and run upon demand.

Cash Games that always run:

  • $1/$2 No-Limit Texas Hold’Em
  • $2/$2 Pot-Limit Omaha
  • $2/$5 No-Limit Texas Hold’Em
  • $3/$6 Limit Hold’Em
  • $5/$10 No-Limit Texas Hold’Em

Cash games that run sometimes or upon demand:

  • $2/$2 Five Card Pot-Limit Omaha
  • $3/$6 Stud
  • $3/$6 Limit Omaha 8-or-Better
  • $5/$5 Five Card Pot-Limit Omaha
  • $5/$5 Pot-Limit Omaha
  • $5/$10 Pot-Limit Omaha / Big O
  • $5/$10 Limit Omaha 8-or-Better / Stud
  • $6/$12 Limit Hold’Em
  • $10/$20 Mixed
  • $10/$25 No-Limit Texas Hold’Em
  • $20/$40 Limit Omaha 8-or-Better

To keep the games filled with action, MGM Springfield Poker Room has many different promotions that run throughout the week, including bad beat, splash the pot, and high hand. For the most accurate information on what promotions are currently running, check out the MGM Springfield website.

Poker Tournaments

In addition to cash games, MGM Springfield Poker Room also offers solid poker tournaments. The room runs morning tournaments throughout the week, with buy-ins around $100. But for those who prefer bigger tournaments with higher guarantees, MGM Springfield also has occasional weekend tournaments priced at $535 with guarantees over $100,000. When the bigger tournaments run, they are extremely popular among local poker players. 

For the most accurate information on upcoming poker tournaments at MGM Springfield, be sure to check Poker Atlas. Here is an example of what a typical month at MGM Springfield Poker Room could look like:

MGM Springfield Poker Room Tournament Calendar

MGM Springfield Poker Room Amenities

MGM Springfield attempts to give poker players a high-class experience, similar to what you would find at other MGM properties throughout the country and in Las Vegas. The room features Rolls-Royce inspired chairs and bright red tables that capture the eye and provide an extremely comfortable playing experience.

In addition to this, MGM Springfield offers poker players comps, cocktail services, and valet parking. All of this gives you an authentic Vegas-like experience when you step foot in the room.

Notable Reviews from MGM Springfield Poker Room Players

“Floors are mostly courteous and professional, with 1-2 exceptions. Dealers are mostly very competent, with only 1-2 exceptions. The deep buy-in at 1/2 is excellent. 1/2 plays pretty soft on weekends, even for 1/2. Soft players can be found at 2/5 as well. Juicy PLO games if that’s your thing. Cash rake is high, so I mostly play during promotions. Rake is too high on tournaments to allow them to be profitable. Decor is nice and comfort level is high. Comps are good at $2 an hour but are on a separate system than MGM express comps, kinda a PITA. Only usable for food atm. Decent food options for comps. No tier levels for poker. No room offers for poker.” –Anonymous

“As a local western Mass citizen I enjoy the new MGM Casino, especially the poker room. It would be nice if we could get a little more detail on the tourneys, such as average turnout, length of tournaments timewise, and maybe eventually, winners if they choose to be listed? I’d have given 5 stars, but it’s very difficult to annoying to get a drink there sometimes. And food takes up to an hour, so order early. Other than that, good people, good floor crew, food is good, dealers are on point.” –Anonymous

The Bottom Line

Although the room is smaller than a lot of its main competition, MGM Springfield is worthy of a 5 star rating. The cash games are excellent for players of both small and mid-stakes, and the tournaments also have solid action. The room has a Vegas-type feel and the dealers and floor are always on point.

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About the Author

Patrick Harvey

Graduate student trying to make money in poker so that I don't end up having to drive Knish's truck.

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