PokerStars players pools merge in Michigan, New JerseyDecember 28, 2022 4:11 pm
Online poker players on PokerStars in New Jersey and Michigan will finally be able to play against each other starting on January 1, 2023. This will make PokerStars the first online poker room to share player liquidity between these two states.
Upon announcing the scheduled launched of shared player pools between the two states Severin Rasset, PokerStars US Managing Director said, “Michigan and New Jersey joining forces is great news for our players in these two states, and poker, more generally., as it promises a better experience and even more value, all with the confidence provided by a trusted, licensed operator.”
When do PokerStars players pools merge in Michigan and NJ?
To celebrate the shared player pool launch in New Jersey and Michigan PokerStars will be offering two special New Year’s Day tournaments with $150,000 in guaranteed prize pools.
PokerStars New Jersey has been operating since 2016, while Poker Stars Michigan first launched in January, 2021. Once player pools become shared players in both states will use the same PokerStars software which is fully linked together.
Following the launch New Jersey and Michigan will be the second interstate online poker network. The only other multi-state poker network is operated by WSOP.com and 888poker between New Jersey, Nevada, and Delaware.
Currently players in New Jersey and Nevada play on WSOP.com, while in Delaware they play on 888poker. PokerStars does not exist in Nevada or Delaware which is why they were excluded from the New Jersey and Michigan partnership.
WSOP also exists in Michigan but there have been no announcements on Michigan entering into the interstate agreement between New Jersey, and Nevada.