Poker players in the state of Michigan can now play poker players in other states thanks to the launch of interstate online poker by participating in the Multi-State Internet Gaming Agreement.
The launch means that Michiganders can play poker players in New Jersey, Nevada, and Delaware. These four states are now sharing player pools, which adds to the total number of players for operators. This applies to cash games, tournaments, and other poker events from the likes of PokerStars.
Michigan had to have a bill passed into law to okay the activity, and it was signed into law in December 2020. The annocunmeent of Michigan joining the compact didn't take place until April of this year, though.
Commenting on the launch, Michigan Gaming Control Board Executive Director Henry Williams said, "I am happy to announce Michigan has joined the multistate poker compact, and much of the increased tax revenue from multistate poker will go to support K-12 education in Michigan.
"By joining, Michigan will almost double the potential pool of participants in multistate poker games."