PokerStars prize pools up about 25% since pooling Michigan with New Jersey

PokerStars prize pools up about 25% since pooling Michigan with New Jersey

Article brief provided by MIBets
  • Eric Raskin, MIBets
December 10, 2023 4:37 PM
  • Eric Raskin, MIBets
  • Michigan
  • New Jersey

From the moment PokerStars launched the first regulated online poker site in Michigan on Jan. 29, 2021, its tables and tournaments were restricted for nearly two years to players located within the state competing against other players located within the state.

Those limitations were lifted at the start of 2023. Thanks to Michigan entering the Multi-State Internet Gaming Agreement (MSIGA), PokerStars was able to begin combining its customers there with rounders in New Jersey, where PokerStars debuted as a regulated site in 2016.

The impact was immediately obvious in New Jersey, where PokerStars’ share of the state’s online poker revenue leapt in the first month of 2023 from 27.1% to 40.3%.