It's official! PokerStars has launched in Michigan!

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Online poker is back for the state of Michigan! As of Friday, the online casinos are officially in operation.

Michigan becomes the fifth state with legal internet poker sites in operation, joining Nevada, Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. PokerStars is also available in two of those states — Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Wolverines (and Spartans) Rejoice as PokerStars Officially Launches in Michigan



But I did not see any American players yet in poker stars Shells or do they have another PS platforms different from pokerstars.com? Good news for US players anyway!
 
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Good for online poker, bad for Michigan's budget
 
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But haven't I seen any American players yet on Poker Stars Shells or do they have other PS platforms other than Pokerstars.com? Good news for US players anyway!

Interesting question, where are the Americans?
 
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But I did not see any American players yet in Poker Stars Shells or do they have another PS platforms different from Pokerstars.com? Good news for US players anyway!

The state of Michigan will have their own platform. They won't be able to join or register for anything under PokerStars.com.

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But, it should be noted that players in Michigan will only be competing against others within the state, not on the global platform.

And this little snippet below is from the PokerStars Blog.
Meanwhile, for more information about PokerStars, poker players in Michigan are invited to visit PokerStars MI.
https://www.pokerstars.com/en/news/pokerstars-launches-in-michigan/69124/
 
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Good for online poker, bad for Michigan's budget


How is this bad for Michigan's budget? I am thinking the state likely wouldn't have agreed to this arrangement with PokerStars if they didn't benefit from it somehow.
 
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This is fantastic news.
It feels wonderful to actually have a regulated client with an actual reward program again. (For a recreational player).

Michigan just keeps giving me more reasons to love this state.
 
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Definitely great news for all Americans who live there. Will be there any kind of limitations on Pokerstars or not ? Hope they will join in all PS events now
 
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awesome, I'm from Michigan. Can't wait to play and finally be in some of the freerolls on this site (haha). Good luck me!
 
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How is this bad for Michigan's budget? I am thinking the state likely wouldn't have agreed to this arrangement with PokerStars if they didn't benefit from it somehow.


yeah this is a decision that benefits Michigan financially.

As I understand it, physical casinos were given the license to go online and PStars partnered with some indian casino that got a license.

I'd say it's weird (supposed to be like a protection for gambling losses Indian casinos will sustain?) that PStars has to go through an Indian casino but this is definitely in the financial benefit for the state by FAR.
 
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That's a good news! America's back again. I could see many Americans in play money tables. Now we need more friends in real money tables.
 
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very good news
if the USA returns to poker stars it will be a new era of online poker:rolleyes:
 
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Thats great to hear, hopefully we can get a Federal Solution and everyone can play.
 
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Big news for us in the USA. I would love to play on PS again for real money.
 
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Definitely great news for all Americans who live there. Will be there any kind of limitations on Pokerstars or not ? Hope they will join in all PS events now

Anyone playing on PokerStarsMI will only play against others in the state of Michigan... at least for now. They will not be able to play on any of the real money events on PokerStars.com.
 
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i am happy for them. Just wish my retarded state would allow it. Sadly i doubt it will.
 
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i am happy for them. Just wish my retarded state would allow it. Sadly i doubt it will.
Hey I don't know which state is yours, but if Indiana can put forth a bill to legalize, that means any podunk state might have a chance. :D
 
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Hey I don't know which state is yours, but if Indiana can put forth a bill to legalize, that means any podunk state might have a chance. :D


That does give me some hope. NY has been a state that has been thought to be one of the next state but there is not enough money to make them do it. I will keep on hoping.
 
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That does give me some hope. NY has been a state that has been thought to be one of the next state but there is not enough money to make them do it. I will keep on hoping.
Well see, there you go, you live in a much less podunk state than I do, so there is a glimmer of hope. How the papsa repeal didn't equally apply to poker still boggles my mind. :(
 
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How is this bad for Michigan's budget? I am thinking the state likely wouldn't have agreed to this arrangement with PokerStars if they didn't benefit from it somehow.

Online poker in it's current state is a terrible loss for any budget, it hurts both budget of players society as a whole, and budget of any country or organisation.

Subscription based online poker can be a solution, while current system which is based on rake is nothing but robbery.

Why?

There is no difference for computer when it hosts a freeroll or $1.1 buy-in MTT or $109 buy-in MTT. In all 3 cases computer will consume some few kilowatts of electric energy and some Gbytes of internet traffic, in general it costs something like couple of dollars. Maybe tens of dollars. At the same time if this computer hosts 100K grtd tournament then it will generate thousands of dollars in rake during several hours. It's a huge hit for all participants if we'll think about players as a structure. In other words in like 11 days of daily 100K grtd tourney PokerStars will earn $100K profit, for providing a service based on PC that is turned on.

So if we'll think about the transaction between two structures, one of them is PokerStars and other structure is ALL players, then transaction looks like this: All deposited money are going directly to PokerStars during some period of time.



online casinos must switch to subscription system, like Netflix for example and stop robbing players society.

So, assuming said above I can't see how this can be profitable for state of Michigan or some other state or country? They're giving license in exchange for some amount of money, it's like PokerStars bought a permission to rob citizens of Michigan.
 
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so i will visit our son in Detroit, and having some Fun online if the weather is bad - funny
 
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