Michigan Online Poker Law
On Dec. 29, 2020, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer approved SB 991 bill, paving way for interstate online poker and the first online platform went live on Jan. 29. 2021. Michigan became only the fifth state to offer legal online poker in the U.S., joining Nevada, New Jersey, Delaware and Pennsylvania.
PokerStars was the first site to offer online poker games in the state, after receiving approval from the Michigan Gaming Control Board. BetMGM became the second online poker site to go live in Michigan on March 22, 2021.
How big is the online poker market in Michigan?
Michigan is a great addition to the regulated US online poker market. With 10 million people, the state has a considerable population and would become the country’s second most populous online poker state behind Pennsylvania.
The state also has a considerable poker scene, with several legal live poker rooms. The state has even produced some poker heavyweights, including two WSOP Main Event winners — Joe Cada in 2009 and Ryan Riess in 2013. Longtime poker pro Jeff Gross also grew up in Ann Arbor.