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BetMGM Poker Ontario Launches on Market's Second Day

BetMGM Poker Ontario Launches on Market's Second Day BetMGM Poker Ontario Launches on Market's Second Day

BetMGM Poker Ontario went live mid-day on Tuesday, the second day of legal online poker in the province. With the launch, the operator will go head-to-head with 888poker Ontario, which launched one day earlier.

The poker room in Ontario, BetMGM’s first outside the US, first appeared on Monday where a welcome freeroll was listed in the lobby with an April 6 date. A link to the room was not seen on websites for the operator’s online casino and sportsbook on Tuesday morning, but it appeared later in the afternoon.

The operator, a joint venture between Entain and MGM Resorts International, made no official announcement of the launch.

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Last verified: April 2022

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Ontario becomes the fourth jurisdiction for BetMGM’s online poker product. It opened its first online poker room in New Jersey, under the name playMGM, in August 2017 — the room was rebranded as BetMGM Poker NJ in September 2019. Online poker rooms in Michigan and Pennsylvania were launched in March and April of 2021, respectively.

The Ontario online poker market is segregated, which means players on BetMGM Poker Ontario will only be able to play against other players on the same network in the province. It is possible that another poker room could launch on the same network in Ontario – partypoker uses the same poker software and shares a player pool with BetMGM poker in the segregated jurisdiction of New Jersey. Partypoker Ontario was issues a license according to the gaming regulator in Ontario, but so far there has been no official announcement about the two rooms sharing a player pool.

Provincial regulators are allowing other licensed operators to continue to serve the market via their offshore licenses as their gaming applications are under consideration. Once approved, they must exit the gray market. Other online poker operators expected to launch in Ontario include PokerStars Ontario, and GGPoker, which recently postponed a launch of WSOP.ca.

Daily, High Roller, and Sunday Tournaments On Offer

BetMGM Poker Ontario currently shows three types of tournaments to get the action started.

The first two tournaments are in the No Limit Hold’em PKO format. The Daily C-Note, with a $109 buy-in, will be played every day. Meanwhile, High Roller Tournaments, with a $530 buy-in, will be held every Tuesday and Thursday. Both tournaments will start at 7:05 p.m.

A Super Sunday Tournament schedule has also been posted, with a variety of game formats offered and buy-ins ranging from $1.10 to $530.

Super Sunday Tournament Schedule

Time Super Sunday Total Buy-In Fee

Links to promotions, banking, and the BetMGM Rewards program are also on the poker site. The entire BetMGM Poker Ontario site has a similar appearance and navigation controls as its sister sites in Michigan, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.