Poker players in Michigan can soon expect to see bigger prize pools and bigger winnings in the near future. Michigan plans to join the Multi-State Internet Gaming Association (MSIGA), often known as the interstate poker compact. Along with that exciting news, we’ve got the scoop for you in our weekly recap of the poker headlines.
Michigan Joining Online Poker Network
There’s good news for poker players in the state of Michigan. They have just announced an agreement to allow all internet poker players to go up against other players in New Jersey, Delaware, and Nevada, which means they’ll have access to bigger tournaments and bigger poker pots. As for the three states Michigan plans to partner with, they are longstanding members of the Multi-State Internet Gaming Agreement. Delaware and Nevada formed the MSIGA in 2014, while New Jersey joined in late-2017.
With bigger entry numbers and prize pools on the line, it seems that Michigan felt like it was time to get in on the action as well.
There is still work left to do before players can officially compete against these out-of-state competitors, though. For one, operators are going to have to follow any regulations that may be set forth as well as make sure that their players remain protected while doing so.
At the moment, three licensed operators are currently set up in Michigan that offers online poker. That would be the MGM Grand Detroit with BetMGM, the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians alongside PokerStars, and then finally the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians with the World Series of Poker.
Chance Kornuth Wins World Poker Tour Choctaw Main Event
Chance Kornuth has added to his already-impressive poker resume with a win at the World Poker Tour. He battled it out in the World Poker Tour Choctaw $3,800 buy-in no-limit hold’em main event and outlasted the rest of the competition to come away with the top prize. That top prize wound up being $486,600 along with a WPT title.
As if that wasn’t impressive enough, this recent tournament score was just the sixth-largest cash of his career. His overall career earnings have jumped up to $10.9 million as well. He didn’t just earn money from the victory as he up 1,368 Card Player Player of the Year points for first place on top of that. Those points helped slide him into fifth place in the POY race for 2022.
It’ll be interesting to see how long he can keep his incredible level of play up. In 2022 alone, Kornuth has amassed a total of $1.2 million in earnings.
Tom Dwan Wins Triton Series Madrid Event
Tom Dwan impressed observers in the 2022 Triton Series Madrid 25,000 buy-in pot-limit Omaha event. Dwan was able to win that for his first title in this series, but he didn’t stop there. He followed that up by competing in the €30,000 short deck event at the exact same series a few days later and the results were much of the same. He won that event as well, outlasting 33 entries to win $352,800 as a prize.
When it comes to his career tournament earnings, Dwan is now up to $5.4 million. This recent cash-out was only listed as the fifth-highest score of his career.
This entire event wrapped up in just one day with only the top six competitors walking away with some type of cash reward. The final table got set down to just seven competitors left but none could take out Dwan. Elton Tsang finished as the runner-up with $244,650 in earnings to show for it.