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 players now enjoy access to two online poker sites, as BetMGM Poker joins PokerStars MI in the Michigan market.
Players familiar with partypoker software should see a familiar interface on the BetMGM Poker client. BetMGM Poker runs on the same software that powers the partypoker US Network, which for now includes a trio of New Jersey online poker sites (BetMGM Poker NJ, partypoker NJ, Borgata Poker).
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BetMGM Poker MI Could Join The Partypoker US Network
Michigan players could eventually see log into BetMGM Poker MI and compete against players from other states. Michigan passed a multijurisdictional poker bill late last year, allowing online poker operators to enter into shared player pool agreements with other states.
That bill opens the door for BetMGM Poker MI to potentially join the partypoker US Network. Partypoker New Jersey rebranded and started using the partypoker US Network name in January 2020, possibly pointing at signs of things to come for multi-state poker under the partypoker banner.
Both the partypoker US Network and BetMGM operate under parent company Roar Digital. A multi-state partypoker agreement would compete with the WSOP/888 interstate network, which merges player pools from WSOP.com Nevada, WSOP.com New Jersey, and the 888poker Delaware network.
New Jersey, Nevada, and Delaware allow poker sites to share player pools through the Multi-State Internet Gaming Agreement (MSIGA).
A BetMGM/partypoker online poker client is set to launch in Pennsylvania as well, but the Keystone State currently doesn’t have an interstate poker bill in place. If Pennsylvania ever does pass a multijurisdictional poker bill, the partypoker US Network could include a merged player pool from New Jersey, Michigan, and Pennsylvania.
BetMGM Poker And The World Poker Tour
The BetMGM Poker Michigan platform could bring World Poker Tour online events to Michigan players.
The WPT regularly runs New Jersey-only online festivals on the partypoker US Network, and Michigan poker players can likely look forward to special WPT series at BetMGM MI.
The partypoker US Network hosted the first-ever online edition of a WPT Main Tour event in December. The WPT Online Poker Open ran Dec. 27-29, 2020, giving New Jersey players the chance to compete in a $3,500 buy-in, $1 million guaranteed Main Event.
The launch of BetMGM Poker MI could lead to Michigan players getting a chance at a WPT Main Tour event in the future. If BetMGM MI joins the partypoker US Network, a multi-state WPT Main Event could play out as one of the biggest tournaments in the history of legal US poker.