BetMGM Poker goes live in the state of Michigan

BetMGM Poker is the second online poker product to launch in the state of Michigan.

The online gambling operator BetMGM has announced the launch of its online poker product, BetMGM Poker, in the state of Michigan.

BetMGM Poker goes live in Michigan

BetMGM, the joint venture between MGM Resorts and Entain, launched its online poker product in the state yesterday.

Consumers in Michigan can now join poker rooms with other players in the state via the BetMGM Poker app. With the app, players can take part in tournaments and cash games across all buy-in levels.

Michigan is the second state where BetMGM has launched its online poker product. Prior to this, the app was only available in New Jersey.

This is now the second online poker product to launch in the state after Michigan’s online gambling market launched earlier this year.

Adam Greenblatt, Chief Executive Officer of BetMGM said: “The launch of BetMGM Poker in Michigan fully rounds out our premier gaming portfolio in the state. BetMGM’s sports betting and casino offerings have been met with incredible early success in Michigan and we’re thrilled to provide players with another exciting gaming option.”

Online gambling expansion in Michigan

Earlier this year Michigan launched online sports betting and online casino gambling after both activities were legalised last year. Michigan has previously launched land-based sports betting April 2020 but the launch of online was delayed due to disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Back in January, the state of Michigan also made progress on the legalisation of interstate poker.

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed an interstate poker bill into law that will allow online poker games to be played across state lines. This means that Michigan may soon join the likes of Nevada, Delaware and New Jersey which all offer interstate poker games.

The bill, titled Senate Bill 991, is from the 2019-2020 legislative session and would allow for liquidity for poker games to be pooled with other states and jurisdictions, such as Native American tribes, that also offer the same activity.

The legislation was initially introduced by state senator Curtis Hertel and co-sponsored by Jeff Irwin, Erika Geiss, Dayna Polehanki, Paul Wojno, Jim Ananich and Adam Hollier.

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