PokerStars Gets Michigan Multi-State Poker Approval

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Poker operator PokerStars has announced that they've been granted approval by the Michigan Gaming Control Board, and will now be able to participate in multistate poker operations.

Michigan has compacts with New Jersey, Delaware, and Nevada, and these compacts serve an important function, as they increase player pool sizes for tournaments and cash games.

The Wolverine State approved of interstate play in January 2021, but thus far there have been no operators that take advantage of the law. Other poker operators such as World Series of Poker and BetMGM are currently offering in-state only play.

It is believed that the interstate play will increase tax revenues paid by PokerStars due to higher rake fees. If those funds come through, they'll be used to fund K-12 school projects.

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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.