Where You Can Play Online Poker In Michigan
Can You Play Online Poker in Michigan?
Regulation is currently under discussion.
Current Michigan Gambling Laws
Michigan sports a robust gambling industry, with both tribal and commercial casinos operating in the state. Poker, specifically, is a big part of the gambling culture in Michigan as not only do many of the 22 casinos in the state spread poker, but there are also dozens of licensed "charity poker rooms" that can spread the game.
Plus, online gambling has even gained a foothold in the state already. Off-track patrons are allowed to bet horses online, and online lottery sales were passed in 2014.
With a $3.8 billion gambling industry and online-friendly laws already on the books, Michigan has been rightfully seen as one of the most likely states to pass online poker legislation. That's exactly what happened at the end of 2018, when, in somewhat surprising timing considering the legislative session was ending, both the House (71-35) and Senate (33-5) passed bills with ease.
It looked for all the world like Michigan had become the fifth state to legalize online poker. Alas, then lame-duck Governor Rick Snyder vetoed the bill as one of his last acts in office, which sent online gambling proponents back to the drawing board.
Luckily for online poker fans in Michigan, Rep. Brandt Iden, who spearheaded the bill in his chamber, isn't giving up. And with Snyder out of the way, it will be up to new Governor Gretchen Whitmer to do what Snyder would not for Michigan's poker players.
Best Online Poker Sites for Michigan Players
None at present. But you can always play poker for free with the WSOP Social App.