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Michigan Joins The Multi-State Internet Poker Agreement

Written By: Maya Michaels | April 11, 2022 | Posted In Poker News

Michigan became the latest state to join the Multi-State Internet Gaming Agreement (MSIGA). The state has been accepted into MSIGA, joining Delaware, New Jersey and Nevada.

Michigan poker players will soon be able to compete in interstate play, pending full execution of the agreement by the state of Michigan.

The MSIGA allows states that join the compact to share games among poker fans in those states.

Nevada and Delaware were the first two US states that entered into the compact in 2014. New Jersey joined in 2017.

Michigan is the largest state with regulated online poker. It also has plenty of poker options for its players. In March, the World Series of Poker went live. WSOP.com joined BetMGM Michigan and PokerStars as operators offering poker in the state. WSOP is also live in Nevada, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

The development comes more than a year after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed the online interstate poker bill into law in December 2020.

Michigan is the largest state to join MSIGA so far, and its inclusion would almost double the current pool. The Wolverine State has a population of around 10 million. New Jersey, Nevada, and Delaware have combined populations of nearly 12.8 million.

Rebecca Satterfield, manager of the association and the internet gaming manager for the Delaware Lottery, welcomed Michigan for joining MSIGA. The Michiganians can now avail themselves of a full array of interactive gaming among the Association’s member states, she said in a news release.

The only other states that currently allow regulated poker are Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Neither has currently joined the multi-state compact. However, if Pennsylvania joins, it will be a considerable addition given its 12.8 million population.

With a population of nearly 1.8 million, West Virginia has yet to see a gaming operator offer online poker games in the state.

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