Michigan Joins Multi-State Betting Pool

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This week the state of Michigan was accepted into the Multi-State Internet Gaming Agreement, which will let gamblers in the Wolverine State play poker with players in New Jersey, Nevada, and Delaware.

The liquidity pact is seen as key to having an online poker industry in the United States, as individual states have smaller player pools. The first two states to enter into the compact were Delaware and Nevada, who've been participating since 2014. New Jersey joined in 2017. New Jersey and Michigan have similar sized populations, meaning that they'll likely have more players than the other states.

At the outset, the agreement will only apply to poker, but opening up to casino games could happen in the future if Michigan legalizes that for interstate play.

Regarding the new member MSIGA Manager Rebecca Satterfield said, "The Multi-State Internet Gaming Association welcomes Michigan to its ranks, along with its nearly 10 million residents, who can now avail themselves of a full array of interactive gaming among the association's member states.

"The association continues to be forward thinking and welcomes the interest of additional gaming jurisdictions in becoming party to the agreement."

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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.