MGM in California
MGM is one of the most recognisable brands in the online poker sites industry. MGM Resorts partnered up with bwin.party and Boyd Gaming in 2011 to establish a company geared towards online poker. According to the terms of the deal, MGM owns a 25% stake, bwin.party owns 65% and Boyd Gaming owns a 10% share. The reason that the lion’s share was given to bwin.party is because that company provides the online gaming platform for the land-based gaming companies.
There are other reasons why land-based casinos partner up with online gaming operators – mostly for the purposes of licensing and regulation. For its part, MGM Resorts International© owns many of the world’s most famous casinos, including the MGM Grand, the Bellagio, the Excalibur, the Luxor, the Monte Carlo, New York-New York, the Mirage and others.
Since the MGM online poker site has not launched yet, all we have to go on is what bwin.party is capable of producing. Their leading online poker room – PartyPoker – is already reviewed right here on site. A user-friendly gaming platform, quick-click functionality, multiple online poker games, tournaments and a thriving community of players distinguishes this brand from others.
The poker lobby is unique in the sense that it allows players to scroll up or down to find their preferred games. From there, it is easy to choose your preferred buy-in and to further narrow your selection. The software makes it easy for players to upload their own avatars, and enjoy full customisation on things like seat position, bet sizing and interaction. Novices and experienced players will enjoy the software features at the soon-to-be-released MGM Poker.
Players are able to take notes with multi-colored icons available. The software has been designed to be as user-friendly as possible, so that players can move to other tables quickly and easily. The Open Table tab is used for this purpose. The level of competition is expected to be loose, with passive play at the lower levels. As is standard at leading online poker rooms, the play tends to tighten up with better players at higher stakes games.