Starting on January 1, online poker players in New Jersey and Michigan will be permitted to compete against each other thanks to the Multi-State Internet Gaming Agreement (MSIGA).
As the gaming industry and authorities attempt to expand interstate play, online poker players in New Jersey and Michigan will be allowed to compete against each other beginning January 1.
PokerStars will combine the player pools of the two states in order to raise prize pools and foster industry development.
Severin Rasset, PokerStars’ U.S. managing director, noted that this transition would give a better experience for players and more possibilities to win larger prizes.
Rasset also said that PokerStars has been collaborating closely with authorities in both jurisdictions and believes that more states will follow suit. This change will help BetMGM and PokerStars, who operate in both New Jersey and Michigan.
In 2018, New Jersey engaged into an interstate compact with Nevada and Delaware for online poker via Caesars Interactive Entertainment through the MSIGA.