Launches With A Bang in Michigan

Last Updated on March 29, 2022 Author:Gabrielle Monet


  • WSOP MI launched operations on March 28
  • The operator is offering the biggest welcome bonus for new players
  •’s entry into Michigan will boost the state’s ongoing efforts to join MSIGA

Michigan (MI) on March 28 welcomed its third online poker operator.

WSOP MI finally went live a year after the state opened its regulated online poker market.

Players now have three sites to choose from, the other two being PokerStars and BetMGM Poker, both of which launched their operations last year. was initially expected to enter Michigan in 2021 shortly after launching in Pennsylvania but things didn’t go as planned. The operator compensates for the long delay by offering Michigan players generous welcome bonuses and promotions.

Biggest Welcome Package in MI

The highly-anticipated launch was marked with the largest welcome package in the state by far, with new players enjoying a three-part bonus consisting of 100% first deposit match (up to $1,000), $50 free play, and freeroll tickets that come with guaranteed prizes worth $700.

Apart from that, the site will also be hosting a freeroll for the 2022 WSOP Main Event in Las Vegas, as well as satellites to other key events in the upcoming summer festival. This should excite Michiganders who have long been waiting to play WSOP-branded tournaments and take a shot at the highly coveted gold bracelet.

To celebrate its launch in the Wolverine State, WSOP also signed Joe Cada as MI ambassador. Cada hails from Michigan and is well-known for his victory in the 2009 WSOP Main Event.

Game Offerings

Players will enjoy a full spread of game offerings from WSOP MI, including cash games, spin & go’s, and MTTs, as well as its lottery SNG product BLAST. They come with a variety of stakes that can accommodate all players.

The operator is also bringing some of its biggest weekly tournaments to MI, offering more than $100,000 in guarantees on the first Sunday via three tourneys — $25K Sunday PKO, $30k Sunday Special and $50K Big WSOP Sunday. Add to that a full line-up of daily guaranteed tournaments featuring a wide range of formats.

MI Could Join’s Existing Network

For now, WSOP MI will be segregated, as with the other rooms operating in the state. But things might change soon as MI has already applied to become part of the existing Multi-State Internet Gaming Agreement (MSIGA) which is currently in effect between Nevada, New Jersey, and Delaware.

The WSOP/888 network is the only interstate online poker network operating under the compact, merging its player pools across the three states. With the potential addition of Michigan, is poised to run one of the largest online poker networks in the country.

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Gabrielle is our resident French author, as well as managing our French site she specialises in breaking the latest European poker stories whether related to France or not.

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