The launch of BetMGM Poker earlier this week ended PokerStars’ seven-week monopoly on Michigan online poker. As much as the new competition hurts PokerStars, it’s Michigan online poker players that may be the most negatively impacted.
After recording some eye-popping online gambling numbers over the final ten days of January, Michigan kept the momentum going in February. The Wolverine State’s debut has been nothing short of remarkable, easily surpassing its peers’ debuts.
The inaugural PokerStars Michigan Championship of Online Poker (MICOOP) came just three weeks after Michigan launched its first legal online poker site, PokerStars. The tournament series ran from Saturday, February 20 to Monday, March 8, 2021, and numerous US online poker records were set over the 17-day, 60-event series.
Michigan’s fast online gambling start is hard to ignore. Michigan online casinos and mobile sports betting apps are already on par with New Jersey and Pennsylvania’s more mature markets. And as MichiganBetting.com previously reported, Michigan coming out of the gate at a full sprint is quite different than the starts in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
Ten days. That’s how much data we have on the Michigan sports betting and online casino market after the Michigan Gaming Control Board released the January revenue report. That tiny snippet is already eliciting plenty of takes, but what can this limited information tell us?
Another online gambling partnership has come to light in the Wolverine State, following the Michigan Gaming Control Board’s licensing approval of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians and its partner Pala Interactive.
The somewhat unexpected launch of PokerStars Michigan makes the Wolverine State the third state of consequence with legal online poker in the US. Thus far, the Michigan online poker market has followed its predecessors, as it’s off to a fast start. According to PokerFuse.com, PokerStars Michigan is the largest online poker site (based on traffic)…
It’s safe to say that Penn National Gaming is fully committed to Barstool Sports. The Barstool brand dominated Penn’s Q4 earnings presentation, with the company’s recent Michigan launch acting as a focal point for Barstool’s current and future successes in the US gambling industry.
Michigan online gambling had an impressive debut. The state’s mobile sports betting apps and online casinos went live on Friday and suffice it to say, the market delivered. According to a press release by Conscious Gaming, Michigan was “the busiest legal sports betting state in its first weekend, based on geolocation transaction data.” That bodes…
And here comes Michigan. The first wave of the Wolverine State’s online casinos and mobile sports betting apps went live today, making Michigan the fifth state to offer legal, regulated online casino games and the thirteenth state with mobile sports betting.