If you needed evidence of the continued dominance of the PokerStars brand in the online casino world, this could be it. The well-respected operator was given the go-ahead by the Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB) to offer multi-state poker to its users.
This is a potential game-changer that offers users the chance to take on players in a pool across four states and comes long after Michigan’s Interstate Poker was approved in January 2021.
PokerStars players in New Jersey, Michigan, Delaware and Nevada can now play side by side from January 1, 2023 onwards.
Online casinos in Michigan It proved very popular, with revenue generated continuing to rise. In November, the country generated total revenues of $145.4 million, which is a whopping 35% increase compared to the same period in 2021.
Interestingly, the increase in profits was not replicated in the state’s sports betting market, which was down 24.6% year over year.
Online multi country poker ad is an ad that will provide users with enhanced service, with MGCB Executive Director Henry Williams comments that consent means;
“More players potentially lead to more game choices, more frequent games, and bigger tournament prizes.”
This largest gathering is already in place, with upcoming events offering a total of $2.5 million in guaranteed winnings. Next PSPC The online series, which runs through January, includes a main event with a $250 buy-in and $300,000 guarantee.
It is worth noting that PokerStars is the only entity authorized to operate multi-state, with MGCB issue a statement to that effect;
“Currently, MGM Grand Detroit with BetMGM, Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians with World Series of Poker are also authorized poker providers in Michigan, but they are not authorized to play multi-jurisdiction,”
The move is seen as historic from an online poker perspective and an affirmation of its growing user base and audience. It is also a move that will further strengthen PokerStars’ dominant position in the market.
The company’s US general manager, Severin Rasset, commented on the regulatory approval and its implications for players and PokerStars as a whole;
“The joining forces of Michigan and New Jersey is great news for our players in these two states, and the game of poker in general, as it promises a better experience and greater value, all with the confidence that a trusted, licensed operator provides.”
“Our community will experience greater breadth and depth of games, more tournaments with bigger prizes to win, more extensive promotions, and more options. To start, we are offering generous guarantees in our first multi-state tournaments which will undoubtedly provide a lot of value to those who take the tables.” added Rasit. We’ve worked closely with regulators in New Jersey and Michigan, and hope more will follow this great example.
As of 2020, PokerStars had 89 million registered users, a number that has certainly increased significantly over the course of the coronavirus pandemic, as home play during this period is known to be already very high throughout the market.