Michigan has been accepted into the Multi-State Internet Gaming Agreement, which will allow the state to share liquidity among players gambling legally online within Michigan, Nevada, Delaware and New Jersey.
This means that poker players in Michigan will be able to share liquidity pools with players in these three other states.
The agreement is governed by the Multi-State Internet Gaming Association, which is based in Delaware.
Nevada and Delaware entered into the agreement in 2014, after Assembly Bills 114 and 260 were passed in Nevada during the 77th session of the state’s legislature.
New Jersey joined the Agreement in 2017.
Michigan and Nevada currently offer only online poker to states involved in the agreement, while Delaware and New Jersey offer a variety of online games.
“The Multi-State Internet Gaming Association welcomes Michigan to its ranks, along with its nearly 10 million residents, who can now avail themselves of a full array of interactive gaming among the association’s member states,” said Rebecca Satterfield, manager of the Multi-State Internet Gaming Association and the internet gaming manager for the Delaware Lottery.
“The association continues to be forward thinking and welcomes the interest of additional gaming jurisdictions in becoming party to the agreement.”
Interstate poker was permitted in Michigan through a bill that was signed into law in January 2021.
Last month, Caesars has announced that its World Series of Poker (WSOP)-branded online poker site went live in Michigan.