World Series of Poker has launched its online, real-money, service in Michigan, with WSOP.com now live across four US states.
Marking the launch, several introductory offers and bonuses have been made available to new customers. Players will receive $50 upon signing up – half available instantly, half available when a first cash deposit is made – while a $1,000 deposit match scheme has also been implemented.
Ty Stewart, SVP of World Series of Poker, Caesars Entertainment, commented: “With two world champions coming out of this state, Michigan is a special market for the WSOP.
"We're sorry it's taken so long, but WSOP.com is ready to make up for our late entry with promotions, the biggest weekly tournaments and player appreciation benefits like freerolls to the Main Event in Las Vegas.”
As a further incentive for budding poker players, $1,000 is offered to any Michigan resident who can outlast Joe Cada, the 2009 Main Event champion, at this year’s WSOP Main Event in Las Vegas.
Cada has also been appointed as a local ambassador and will host live streaming sessions from WSOP.com, participate in events and host live tournaments across the state.
On the launch in Michigan, Cada said: “It's go-time in Michigan. I know a lot of local players are excited WSOP.com is finally live in the state and I'm personally looking forward to getting to know all the great poker players at tournaments and online events soon. Game on.”
Michigan joins Pennsylvania, Nevada and New Jersey as the fourth state where WSOP.com is available to its residents.