Michigan Governor Signs Poker Liquidity Bill Into Law

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The state of Michigan will be able to engage in poker with other states when the market opens after Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed a bill allowing the practice into law.

The bill was formally known as Senate Bill 991 and will legalize interstate poker pools, which means that players in Michigan will be able to engage with players in other states such as New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. This is key to the success of online poker in the United States, as players in individual states often don't have a large enough pool to compete with to stick around.

The law will take effect in March and will follow the launch of online casino games and sportsbetting in Michigan, which is expected to launch later this month.

There are currently 15 online gambling licensees in Michigan and it looks like big boys like PokerStars will be in the market when it opens up.

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Dustin Jermalowicz
Dustin has a long-standing passion for gambling. He has been writing professionally on the subject and breaking industry news for Casino Listings since 2011. His favorite casino games include Blackjack, Poker, and Hi/Lo. A proud native of Detroit, Dustin currently lives in Michigan.