PokerStars launches in Michigan

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PokerStars, the world’s largest online poker operator, became the first to launch real-money poker in Michigan. 

MGCB said it had authorized casino operator the Little Traverse Bay Band of Odawa Indians, with its online gaming platform provider Poker Stars and its online sports betting provider FoxBet

“We welcome the addition of Odawa Casino, Poker Stars, Fox Bet and Barstool Casino to Michigan’s growing online gaming and sports wagering market,” Richard Kalm, the board’s executive director, said in a statement. “Their participation will generate revenue to support education, tribal communities and the city of Detroit.”

He noted that Odawa Casino and Poker Stars will be the first in the state to offer peer-to-peer poker games online. “A law permitting multi-jurisdictional poker recently was signed in Michigan, but is not yet in effect and cannot begin until agreements are negotiated with other states,” according to MGCB.