Poker in Detroit:
Live, Cashgames, Tournaments

Playing for real money in Detroit in Michigan Michigan with 672.795 inhabitants, is just possible in casinos or poker rooms.

Only in the authorized casinos in Michigan Michigan are real money tournaments of Texas Hold'em allowed, because according to law in United States poker is a game of luck. On this platform we present you all the different options to play poker in Detroit and clarify the legal framework in Michigan Michigan.

Legal notice: Is it legal to play poker Detroit ?

Legal notice
Legal notice: Is it legal to play poker Detroit ? © Unsplash

Poker Cash Games can meet in Michigan Michigan and therefore as well in Detroit the criminal offence of illegal gambling. Players can be punished according to these regulations if one organizes public gambling or plays in it.

Is poker in Michigan Michigan classified as a game of luck?

The question of whether poker is a game of luck in the sense of the legislation has been a complicated one for many years and there have been countless studies on the subject. However the legislation in United States and therefore also in Detroit grades poker as a game of chance. The difference is that state casinos in Michigan Michigan have a authorisation. Playing poker there is allowed.

Poker in bars in Detroit

Caution pubs & hosts! There is the danger of losing the official permission to operate a restaurant in Detroit if you make yourself liable to prosecution.

Conclusion

  • Poker cash games are in principle not legal in United States and therefore also in Detroit.
  • The casinos in United States have a authorisation.
  • Mostly it is very difficult for the authorities in Detroit to verify prohibited gambling.
  • Tournaments are considered a game of skill, cash games a game of luck

Please note that the information provided does not constitute legal advice under the law and cannot replace legal advice, as such advice always requires knowledge of all individual circumstances, in particular of the specific individual case.

Cashgames: Real money poker games in Detroit

Cashgames
Cashgames: Real money poker games in Detroit © Unsplash

Playing poker for real money is not legal in public. You need visit one of the various casinos in the area. Please read the section on Home Games if you are searching for additional options.

  • MGM Grand Detroit ( Website )
    1777 3rd Street, Detroit, MI 48226, USA
    +1 (313) 465-1070
    $1/$2 No Limit Holdem - Buy-in: $50 to $300 Runs: Always
    $2/$5 No Limit Holdem - Buy-in: $200 to $500 Runs: Weekends
    $2/$5 Pot Limit Omaha Hi - Buy-in: $200 to $500 Runs: Occasionally
  • MotorCity Casino ( Website )
    2901 Grand River Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201, USA
    +1 (313) 237-6735
    $1/$2 No Limit Holdem - Buy-in: $50 to $200 Runs: Always
    $2/$5 No Limit Holdem - Buy-in: $200 to $800 Runs: Always
    $5/$10 No Limit Holdem - Buy-in: $500 to $2,000 Runs: One or two tables
    $10/$20 No Limit Holdem - Buy-in: $1,000 to $5,000 Runs: Weekends
    $1/$2 Pot Limit Omaha Hi - Buy-in: $50 to $200 Runs: Occasionally
    $20/$40 Mixed - Buy-in: $200 to No Max Runs: 3 times per week
    $2/$5 Mixed - Buy-in: $200 to $500 Runs: Occasionally
    $15/$30 Mixed - Buy-in: $150 to No Max Runs: 3 times per week
  • Greektown Casino ( Website )
    555 East Lafayette Street, Detroit, MI 48226, USA
    +1 (313) 309-2465
    $1/$2 No Limit Holdem - Buy-in: $50 to $300 Runs: Always
    $2/$5 No Limit Holdem - Buy-in: $200 to $500 Runs: 3 times per week
    $1/$2 Pot Limit Omaha Hi - Buy-in: $100 to $300 Runs: Most evenings
    $2/$5 Pot Limit Omaha Hi - Buy-in: $200 to $500 Runs: Most evenings
    $25/$25 Pot Limit Omaha Hi - Buy-in: $2,000 to Runs: Once per week
    $5/$10 Limit Omaha 8/b - Buy-in: $100 to No Max Runs: Always
    $15/$30 Mixed Limit Holdem/Omaha - Buy-in: $150 to No Max Runs: Always
    $3/$6 Limit Holdem - Buy-in: $60 to No Max Runs: Always

Poker tournaments in Detroit

Poker Tournaments
Poker tournaments in Detroit © Kings Casino & Resport

There are a lot poker tournaments in Detroit. These are allowed as long as there are prizes and not real money to be won. In Detroit and the surrounding area there are regular poker tournaments. For an full overview of the current tournaments in Detroit, please check out our tournament calendar.

Past Tournaments

  • No Limit Hold'em - Main Event ( Website )
    Greektown Casino, 17-Oct-2008
  • No Limit Hold'em - Main Event ( Website )
    Greektown Casino, 17-Oct-2008
  • No Limit Hold'em - Main Event ( Website )
    Greektown Casino, 17-Oct-2008
  • No Limit Hold'em - Main Event ( Website )
    Greektown Casino, 17-Oct-2008
  • No Limit Hold'em - Main Event ( Website )
    Greektown Casino, 17-Oct-2008
  • No Limit Hold'em - Main Event ( Website )
    Greektown Casino, 31-May-2008
  • No Limit Hold'em - Main Event ( Website )
    Greektown Casino, 31-May-2008
  • No Limit Hold'em - Main Event ( Website )
    Greektown Casino, 31-May-2008
  • No Limit Hold'em - Main Event ( Website )
    Greektown Casino, 31-May-2008
  • No Limit Hold'em - Main Event ( Website )
    Greektown Casino, 31-May-2008

Poker Clubs: The best poker rooms in Detroit

Further alternatives are offered by the various poker clubs & poker rooms with tournaments in and around Detroit. The poker scene in Detroit is organized in many clubs & rooms and every year live poker events come to the city. Here is a small list:

Live poker in casinos near by Detroit

Casinos near by
Live poker in casinos near by Detroit © Kings Casino & Resport

In the city itself, there is no casino with live poker. Michigan Michigan located its casinos usually in small places and outside the city center. It is though not a problem to reach them by car or public transport. The majority have even an own shuttle facilities. If you decide to go by your own car, all casinos provide large parking facilities for poker enthusiasts. Today, every casino in United States regularly offers real money poker games. There are some tournaments and poker events where you can join. At Poker-in.com you'll see a summary, arranged by federal states, of the best places offering poker with their precise games and all required facts. In the area of Detroit you will reach a good range of casinos with poker games with a acceptable travel time.

Casinos, Poker Rooms & Venues offering Poker in Detroit

  • Greektown Casino ( Website )
    555 East Lafayette Street, Detroit, MI 48226, USA
  • MGM Grand Detroit ( Website )
    1777 3rd Street, Detroit, MI 48226, USA
  • MotorCity Casino ( Website )
    2901 Grand River Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201, USA

Best Poker Players from Detroit

Players
Best Poker Players from Detroit © Kings Casino & Resport
The following list shows you the Top 10 poker players with the highest tournament winnings from Detroit.

Homegames: Pokern for real money in Detroit in private locations

Homegames
Homegames: Pokern for real money in Detroit © Unsplash

In Detroit the judisdiction of the federal state Michigan Michigan applies. If you want to host allowed poker home games in Detroit, you must follow these rules.

Do you play publicly?

The poker game has to be hosted in public to be criminal liable. A poker round is public after the jurisdiction in Michigan Michigan, if "it is made outwardly recognizably accessible to a not firmly closed circle of acquaintances". An example of this is the poker for substantial amounts of money in Detroit's pubs, which normally anyone can access. This is illegal.

How regularly does the homegame take place in Detroit?

According to case law in Michigan Michigan can: "However, a closed society in which a game of chance is customarily held is also considered public according to § 285 II StGB". If the poker round takes place habitually, it is not allowed in private rooms in Detroit as well as in public. For example, if cash games are organized for every week on the same day, it does not matter if it is a private room or public. Both are prohibited.

The best Online Poker Rooms in comparison

The best and not prohibited way to play poker in Detroit is online poker. We list a variety of established online sites where you can officially play for real cash in United States. After decades of online poker history, several providers proofed themselfes as the most trustful and consistent. We strongly recommend creating an account with these poker platforms and poker there. The poker tables on offer are excellent, the choice is extensive, the players are numerous and the rake is not too high. Poker-in.com lists the most important and best providers in comparison.