We are approaching seven years since online poker first went live in Nevada. Since then, just three other states – New Jersey, Delaware, and Pennsylvania – have sprouted online poker rooms.* It’s sad, really. At least a fifth state will soon be added to that list, as Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed legislation on Friday that legalizes sports betting and online gambling, including poker.
According to the Detroit Free Press, state lawmakers are hoping that sports betting and online gambling can get underway by NCAA basketball’s March Madness, which is in, well, March. Considering the bills were just signed last week and the licensing process still needs to start, that seems like a very optimistic timeline.