Online poker is coming to Michigan, and according to the Michigan Gaming Control Board, it should be live by late fall 2020. The state-approved online gaming and sports betting in December 2019. The gaming will include poker, blackjack, slots, video poker and other casino games.
Applications for online licenses are limited to operators of the three commercial and 12 tribal casinos in the state of Michigan. Currently, the state of Michigan is in the process of revising and finalizing the rules for online gaming and sports betting. Once the rules are approved, they will begin the application review and approval process.
The most expected in Michigan online poker sites/apps in 2020/2021:
- MGM Poker
- PokerStars MI
- Party Poker Michigan
Where to play poker in Michigan online?
Three major online poker sites are reported to be making a play for entry into the Michigan market. To do so, they will need to forge a partnership with one of the commercial or tribal casinos and apply for a license for a separate poker brand. The licensees are allowed to create one casino and one poker brand.
PokerStars‘ parent company, The Stars Group, which operates online poker rooms in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, already has an agreement with the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, MI. The deal is for Stars to get the first crack at providing online gaming, including poker, for the state of Michigan.
BetMGM has partnered with GVC, the parent company of online poker provider PartyPoker. The biggest casino in Michigan is the MGM Grand Detroit, so it’s widely presumed that this group will submit applications to provide online gaming, sports betting and poker in the state. No formal announcement has been made.
No other poker site has announced an agreement with a casino in the state. WSOP.com partners with Caesars Michigan, but the largest casino operator does not have a Michigan location. To get in the game in the state, they’ll have to find a partner from among the other casinos that have yet to name an online provider.
Below, we list the best poker sites to go live in Michigan in 2020/2021.
Michigan Online Poker Sites
- Party Poker
Poker Bonus & Promo for Michigan Players*
|Michigan Online Poker Site||Bonus Offer||Promo Code|
|WSOP.com||100% bonus up to $600||–|
|Party Poker||up to 500 in free play bonus||PARTYGAMBLER|
|PokerStars Michigan||25 FREE + $1000 deposit bonus!||STARSGAMBLER|
*Note, that all mentioned above promotions and bonus offers for Michigan poker online platforms are absed on our assumption on what is going to be offered in Michigan once these sites go online. Promo terms and bonus codes for current and future MI poker rooms for real money – subject to change.
These payment methods you will be able to use when signing up with online poker websites in Michigan:
- ACH Payments
- Cash at the Casino Cage