There are nine poker rooms open in Michigan. Three are in Detroit casinos. Four are at tribal casinos in the Lower Peninsula. There are two open poker rooms in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. One Michigan tribal casino closed its poker room due to the pandemic in March 2020 and never reopened.
All Michigan poker rooms offer cash games. Most also have tournaments. The main game is no-limit Texas hold’em.
Michigan poker sites
There are two types of poker sites in Michigan. There are small ones that work with the state’s casinos and are either intrastate or network with New Jersey. It is hard to get a game at some hours of the day. Read more in our review of US poker sites.
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Live poker at Bay Mills
The poker tables at Bay Mills are located in the table game pit. Tables are open the same hours as the pit, which is open daily from 2pm until midnight. The typical cash game is 1/3 no limit Texas hold’em. Tournaments are currently unavailable. Games do not run at all hours that the poker room is open.
Firekeepers poker room
The 26-table poker room at Firekeepers is open 7 days a week. It is open 24 hours on weekends and closes from 4am until 9am Monday through Friday.
There are up to 14 tournaments per week. These run daily at 12:15pm and 6:15pm. Monday through Thursday, it is a $50 no limit Texas hold’em tournament. This is also the Friday 12:15pm tournament. Larger tournaments are offered on weekends. One is a pineapple event. The Firekeepers poker room is a stop on the Mid-States Poker Tour.
Gun Lake poker room
The poker room at Gun Lake is now open daily. It is closed from 4am until 10am on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays. The main games are 1/2 no-limit hold’em and 1/3 pot limit Omaha. The promotions involve high hands.
Hollywood Casino at Greektown poker room
There are 10 tables at the Greektown poker room. The main game is 1/3 no-limit Texas hold’em. The buy-in range is $100 to $300. If 2/5 no-limit hold’em runs, the buy-in is $200 to $1,000. There may also be a 1/2 no-limit hold’em game.
There were three weekly no-limit hold’em poker tournaments at Hollywood Casino Greektown. These are currently suspended.
Island poker room
There are six tables at the Island poker room. It is open 6pm to 2am on Wednesday and Thursday, 11am to 3am on Friday, 5pm to 3am on Saturday, and 4pm to 2am on Sunday. It is closed on Monday and Tuesday. Players must be at least 18 years old.
The main game is 1/3 no-limit Texas hold’em. The buy-in is $100 to $300. There are three weekly poker tournaments dealt at the Island poker room. All are no limit hold’em. The buy-ins range from $50 to $100.
MGM Grand Detroit poker room
The MGM Grand poker room has 14 tables. The main games are 1/2, and 2/5 no-limit Texas hold’em. The buy-in is $50 to $300 at 1/2 and $200 to $1,000 at 2/5. Pot limit Omaha games may run during busier hours. Mixed games may run from time to time.
MGM Grand Detroit does not run poker tournaments at this time. Before the pandemic, there were no limit Texas hold’em tournaments on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays. The buy-in was $110 on Sundays and Wednesdays and $210 on Saturdays.
MotorCity poker room
The MotorCity poker room hosts 17 tables. Its main games are 1/2 , 2/5, and 5/10 no limit Texas hold’em. The buy-in is $50 to $200 at 1/2, $200 to $800 at 2/5, and $500 to $2,000 at 5/10. Pot limit Omaha games run sporadically. There is a mixed game most nights.
As of September 2023, there are no tournaments being held at MotorCity Casino this time.
Odawa poker room
The Odawa poker room is in Petoskey. It has six tables. It is open Friday and Saturday from 4pm to 1:30am. The main game is 1/3 no-limit Texas hold’em. The buy-in is $50 to $300. The Odawa poker room does not deal regular tournaments.
Soaring Eagle poker room
The Soaring Eagle poker room is open daily from 10am until 1:30am. There are bad beat jackpots for Omaha, hold’em, and seven card stud games.
A Soaring Hands promotion is offered Monday through Thursday. The highest recorded hand is awarded $200 during odd hours from 1pm until 1am. Hands must be at least aces full of jacks to qualify.
Michigan online poker rooms
Closed Michigan poker room
One Michigan poker room was open before the pandemic closure but never returned. It is located at Kewadin Casino Sault Ste. Marie.
Michigan poker room FAQ
Are Michigan poker rooms open?
Yes. There are nine open Michigan poker rooms.
What is the minimum age for Michigan poker rooms?
Depending on the location, poker rooms require players to be at least 19, but usually 21 years old to play.
Is smoking permitted in Michigan poker rooms?
While some Michigan casinos permit smoking, none allow it in poker rooms.
What is the most common poker game in Michigan?
The most common poker game in Michigan is no-limit Texas hold’em.
Which Michigan poker rooms deal poker tournaments?
Hollywood Casino Greektown, MGM Grand Detroit, MotorCity, Firekeepers, and Island Casino deal poker tournaments.
Last Updated on September 5, 2023 by John Mehaffey