Along with online sports betting and casino play, the Michigan legislature also approved online poker. It should come as no surprise that Pokerstars has stepped in to fill the need of poker players throughout the state.
The PokerStars website is very clean and concise. There is not a lot of focus on bells and whistles to make the site seem exciting. What poker players get is a website that is highly functional and easy to navigate. That's exactly what poker players need as they quickly move from one poker table or game to another.
The PokerStars platform is available for players using Mac, PC, or mobile devices that are compatible with the iOS (Apple) and Android operating systems. Also, the platform is available for download or can be accessed directly from a standard web browser.
PokerStars Michigan is a full service poker only website. As such, they provide lots of extra services to help poker players get ready for action. That includes an extensive "PokerStars School" tab that directs novice poker players to instructions and tip on how to play various versions of poker.
As for the games themselves, PokerStars offers a full slate of poker options. That includes popular poker games like Texas Hold'em, Seven Card Stud, various versions of Omaha, Five Card Draw, Horse, and many more options.
During the day, poker players can elect to play live table games or participate in tournaments. The good news is both options offer poker games over a wide range of poker games and betting limits. The proprietary software platform also allows poker players to play at multiple tables at the same time.
Bonuses and Promotions
Unlike online casinos, online poker sites offer very little in the form of bonuses. However, PokerStars does offer a start up bonus that includes $30 free to get started, plus a 100% matching bonus of up to $600 on the poker player's first cash deposit.
It's noteworthy that PokerStars offers its Stars Rewards loyalty program. The program gives poker players a chance to earn personal rewards.
Banking and Customer Service
The limited selection of banking options includes VISA, MasterCard, online banking transactions, and PayPal. Customer service is available through email and a live chat function.
Verdict: As the only real online poker site in the state, Michigan poker players get the benefit of having access to PokerStars, one of the best in the business.