PokerStars Becomes Michigan’s First Online Poker Site

PokerStars Becomes Michigan’s First Online Poker Site

Just a week after mobile sports betting and iGaming launched in the state of Michigan, the state has also started offering online poker to residents. PokerStars became the first platform to offer these services to users.

PokerStars now online

PokerStars came online on Friday, giving Michigan online poker its first big debut. The Flutter Entertainment brand coordinated its debut with the rollout of Stars Casino and FOX Bet. Kip Levin, the CEO of FOX Bet said that the company is planning to leverage its relationship with FOX Corp and work on the popularity of the PokerStars offering to bring more bettors to their three apps. Michigan customers can create one app that will be applicable to all three apps. This helps them in getting access to a wide variety of igaming and betting options without having to remember different logins.

PokerStars Becomes Michigan’s First Online Poker Site

The operators are currently licensed in the state via an agreement with the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians. The partnership helps them in taking wagers from anywhere in the state. FOX Bet is now operational in four states, including New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Colorado, and Michigan. The firm believes that PokerStars players will also find it enticing to move over to their betting application. They have had success doing that in Pennsylvania.

Is interstate real-money poker a possibility in Michigan?

PokerStars has dealt over 200 billion hands to date and claims to be the largest online poker product in the world. It has hosted over 1.8 billion tournaments as well. Real-money poker is available in the state but users can only play against other people from the state. However, the legislature passed a law last year that allows the state to join the Multi-State Internet Gaming Association.

If the state moves ahead with its plan, Michigan, New Jersey, Nevada and Delaware will come part of a shared liquidity group that allows interstate real-money card games. West Virginia and Pennsylvania may also be mulling the possibilities of joining the gaming association. Earlier this month, a federal appeals court also quashed a move from the Trump Administration Justice Department that aimed to expand the Wire Act.

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