MGM Springfield’s Poker Room Features Rolls Royce Seats
MGM Springfield’s new poker room is raising the bar among casino poker rooms in New England. It may not have as many tables as regional heavyweights Foxwoods (over 100) or Mohegan Sun (42), but it has high-end features like authentic Rolls Royce seats.
New England history buffs and luxury car fans will remember that Massachusetts was once the home of the British automaker Rolls Royce. The company opened a car plant in Springfield in 1921. The factory produced thousands of vehicles during its decade in operation.
The Rolls Royce seats are comfortable enough for all-night poker play – the poker room is open 24-hours. Each is equipped with its own mobile phone docking station.
Other features of New England’s newest poker room are a self-serve soda and coffee bar, though cup holders are not equipped on any of the tables. Players with a drink need to request special slide-under cup holders. Players can order alcoholic beverages in the poker room until 4 a.m.
The room’s 23 poker tables are felted in bright red and lack a bet line. Each table has space for up to 10 players. Players can buy-in at the table from the dealer or chip runners, but cash does not play. For now, the only action is $1/$2 and $2/$5 no-limit hold’em games, but the casino is expected to unveil a regular tournament schedule in September.
Once MGM Springfield does announce poker tournaments, possibly even hosting national tours such as the World Series of Poker Circuit or the World Poker Tour, it will be in direct competition with Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods.