About the Author

Geoffrey Fisk

Geoff Fisk is a San Diego-based freelance writer, specializing in the poker and gambling industries. He’s written for numerous platforms and has traveled the globe as a live poker tournament reporter. Geoff’s interests include the legal online poker industry in the U.S. and abroad.

Michigan Online Casinos Shatter Expectations In March

April 20, 2021 | By: Geoffrey Fisk

The newest full-scale iGaming industry in the US experienced a month of landmark accomplishments in March. Michigan’s legal online casinos continue to raise the bar, nearly hitting the $90 million mark in March revenue. Online sportsbooks in Michigan produced net combined profits for the first time, as state platforms appear ready to emerge from the […]

BetMGM Online Series Kicks Off Sunday At BetMGM Poker Michigan

April 16, 2021 | By: Geoffrey Fisk

Just weeks after launching on March 22, BetMGM Poker kicks off its first major tournament series for Michigan players this weekend. The BetMGM Online Series runs April 18-25, with a slate of ten total tournaments on tap. The first of those kicks off Sunday, as Event #1: $75,000 Guaranteed Sunday Special begins at 5 pm […]

Beginner’s Guide To Online Poker

March 22, 2021 | By: Geoffrey Fisk

Michigan’s legal mobile poker market could evolve into one of the most extensive online poker networks in the US. The launch of PokerStars MI in January 2021 marked the start of a new era of regulated online poker in Michigan. BetMGM Poker joined the Michigan market on March 22, 2021, using the partypoker platform players […]

BetMGM Poker Michigan is Now Live

March 22, 2021 | By: Geoffrey Fisk

Michigan’s rapidly-expanding legal iGaming market welcomed yet another poker platform, BetMGM Poker Michigan. New players can claim $25 in free play, plus a 100% deposit match up to $600 using this link. BetMGM Poker launched in Michigan on March 22, 2021, becoming the second regulated online poker site to go live in the state. Michigan […]

Michigan Online Poker Can Now Make Deal to Share Players with Other States

March 19, 2021 | By: Geoffrey Fisk

Michigan lawmakers already set the pieces in place for a future that includes interstate poker. The passage of a multijurisdictional online poker bill in January opened the door for Michigan’s online poker operators to share player pools with other states. One final obstacle stood in the way, however, as the US Department of Justice issued […]

Michigan Online Casinos Performed Strongly In February

March 16, 2021 | By: Geoffrey Fisk

The first full month of legal iGaming operations in Michigan produced eye-popping online casino revenue numbers. The February reports from the Michigan Gaming Control Board showed mobile casinos earning just under $75.2 million in February. Online sports betting posted a net loss in February, as welcome bonuses and other customer acquisition promos counted against revenue […]

Michigan’s Land Based Casinos Draw $86.38 Million in February Revenue

March 9, 2021 | By: Geoffrey Fisk

Normal operations might still be a few months away for Detroit’s casinos, but the trio of commercial properties continues to prove viable while operating at limited capacity. Detroit casinos earned $86.38 million in February revenue, according to a Tuesday press release from the Michigan Gaming Control Board. Michigan’s three commercial casinos all operate from Detroit, […]

Michigan Posts Most Successful Online Gambling Launch In US History

February 17, 2021 | By: Geoffrey Fisk

The first-month revenue numbers are in, and the debut of online sports betting and casino gaming in Michigan marks the most successful legal iGaming launch in US history. The Michigan Gaming Control Board released online gambling revenue figures for January, including breakdowns by operator for both mobile sports betting and online casino revenue. Michigan’s online […]

Michigan’s Sports Betting Launch The Most Anticipated Of The Past Year

January 27, 2021 | By: Geoffrey Fisk

Several US states went live with online sports betting over the past 12 months. According to Google Trends data, the anticipation for Michigan’s sports betting launch topped all other states in that time frame. The long-awaited debut of Michigan’s online sportsbooks commenced on January 22, 2021. Michigan became the latest state to launch online sports […]