Online poker launches in Michigan

Legistlation has been passed to allow interstate poker.
Legistlation has been passed to allow interstate poker.

Poker players can now play online games against other players in Michigan, with interstate betting to follow soon.

US.- Online poker has gone live in Michigan after Flutter Entertainment’s Stars Casino and Fox Bet launched their platforms.

The brands obtained licences through a deal with Odawa Casino, operated by the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians.

PokerStars‘ Michigan platform by Fox Bet already had 800 active users on January 30, the day after the app launched in Michigan.

Kip Levin, Fox Bet chief executive, said: “The key differentiators for us have always been our valued partnership with the Fox Corporation and the strength of our industry leading Fox Bet Super 6 product combined with the PokerStars business and we plan to lean into these unique assets as we launch in Michigan.”

Michigan is the fifth state to launch online poker. For now, players can only play against other players in the state but Governor Gretchen Whitmer recently signed a bill to allow interstate online poker.

In North Dakota, some predict online poker could make the 2022 election ballot after a state representative proposed a concurrent resolution.

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