Two weeks after launching online poker, Michigan is celebrating a success story that is even grander than what was anticipated. At present, Poker Stars is the only online poker operator in the state, but the popularity of poker is so wide in the Wolverine State that Poker Stars Michigan has become one of the biggest online poker sites in the United States. In fact, according to PokerScout, PokerStars MI is listed as the 15th largest online poker room in the world.
This is the third regulated online poker launched in the United States by Flutter Entertainment and The Stars Group. Poker Stars debuted on US soil five yeras ago with its launch in New Jersey, following up with a luanch in Pennsylvania just over a year ago.
According to a press release, Poker Stars MI “grants Michiganders access to its world-class suite of industry-leading daily tournaments, its famed COOP (Championship of Online Poker) series and much more. PokerStars features superior technology, security and has become the first choice of players all over the world. From short, fast-paced online poker cash-games to major Sunday tournaments with large prizes, real and play money games are available around the clock on PokerStars’ safe and award-winning platform.”
The CEO of FOX Bet, Kip Levin said that “behind FOX Bet Sportsbook, PokerStars and Stars Casino, customers create one account for all three apps, unlocking a wide variety of exciting and entertaining options to supercharge the experience for our Michigan audience.”
Michigan is the 10th most populous state in the US, with just under 10 million people. In comparison, Pennsylvania has 13 million and cannot pull in nearly as many online poker players as Michigan. PokerStars is pulling in a 7-day average of 500 cash game players – 100 more players than Pennsylvania. In just a few weeks, MI has managed to eclipse Pennsylvania’s online poker market which is more established and has a greater population of players.
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