PokerStars is Bringing Together Players in Michigan and New Jersey
Online poker players in New Jersey will soon witness a massive increase in the number of players available to them thanks to PokerStars‘ addition of gamers from Michigan.
Due to the Multi-State Internet Gaming Agreement, New Jersey players have only been able to play poker with those in Delaware and Nevada up until now, and WSOP.com is the only website using pooling.
In a press release announcing the merger, Severin Rasset, Managing Director of PokerStars US, said that it was great news for poker players in Michigan and New Jersey as well as for all players in general because it promises a better experience and even more value while also giving players the assurance that they are playing with a reputable, licensed operator.
The company’s community will enjoy a wider variety of games, bigger tournaments, more enticing promos, and more options. To get things going, the company is providing large guarantees on its first multi-state tournaments, which will undoubtedly be very valuable to individuals that play. PokerStars collaborated closely with the authorities in New Jersey and Michigan, and they are hoping that other jurisdictions would do the same.
With $100,000 in guaranteed prize money, the first major event including players from both states will start at 6 PM on January 1. The buy-in for the event will be $100.
Then, at 6:30 PM, a second $50,000 tournament with a $10 buy-in will begin.
The Multi-State Internet Gaming Agreement has not yet been formalized in Pennsylvania, the other major state where online poker is permitted.