With more than a year of legal online gambling already under its belt, the Michigan online poker market finally got its third operator this month as WSOP MI went live and dealt its first real money online poker games on March 28.
While the entry of WSOP into the Michigan online poker scene was expected to transpire in 2021, the new launch will finally bring the Michigan poker landscape in line with New Jersey and Pennsylvania with a choice of three online poker providers.
While competitors PokerStars MI and BetMGM Poker MI jumped into the market in early 2021, it took WSOP a bit longer to open its Michigan room. The new poker site came online this morning, one full year after BetMGM started dealing poker to Michiganders on March 22, 2021.
WSOP MI Welcome Bonus at a Glance
- $50 Free Play — $25 just for signing up and $25 for making a deposit of at least $10
- 100% First Deposit Match up to $1,000
- Depositor Freeroll With up to $100,000 in Prize Money
- WSOP 2022 Las Vegas $10,000 Main Event Seat Freeroll
- Welcome Week Freerolls Worth $700
- Use Bonus Code
To welcome new players to the new platform, WSOP MI has introduced some solid Welcome Bonuses. When new players sign up and make their first deposit on WSOP MI, they can take advantage of a three-pronged Welcome Bonus.
In general, this makes the WSOP MI Welcome Bonus top-of-class in Michigan. Compared to the other two operators in the Wolverine state, WSOP MI comes out looking very good with bonuses for new players that equal or exceed its competitors’ offerings.
WSOP MI is Giving Away Free Money
Who doesn’t like free money?! WSOP MI is counting on new players being enticed by the allure of free bonus funds, offering $50 in Free Play to all new signups. The $50 in free money is distributed in two parts — the first $25 is awarded automatically, just for signing up for a WSOP MI MI. That’s it. Simply register for an account using bonus code
FUSEBONUS50 and you’ll immediately get $25 in Free Play funds. The second $25 in Free Bonus Funds will automatically be added to your account after you make your first deposit of at least $10.
$50 in Free Play from WSOP MI stacks up well against the other Michigan operators’ Welcome Bonuses. While, in theory, the WSOP MI deal equals the $50 Free Play bonus for new signups over at PokerStars MI, WSOP MI Free Play comes in the form of cash, whereas PokerStars MI players get Spin & Go and MTT tickets worth $50.
The new offering from WSOP is significantly more valuable with its Free Play bonus than BetMGM Poker MI. Not only is the WSOP MI Free Play twice the size of BetMGM’s $25 but, once again, the straight cash value of the WSOP MI offer also gives players a lot of flexibility, compared to the combination of cash and tournament dollars at BetMGM.
WSOP MI vs PokerStars MI vs BetMGM Poker MI: Free Play
|Operator||Free Play Value||Details|
|WSOP MI||$50||$25 in Free Play for signing up and another $25 released after first $10+ deposit|
|PokerStars MI||$50||4 x $5 Spin & Go tickets and 3 x $10 MTT tickets|
|BetMGM Poker MI||$25||$10 to use at cash tables plus $15 in Tournament Dollars|
WSOP MI 100% Deposit Match Bonus
Like other operators in Michigan, WSOP offers to match all new players’ first deposits. While deposit match bonuses are not uncommon, the big difference is that the WSOP MI deposit bonus has a much higher threshold, so you can get much more money there than with any of its competitors.
All three operators offer a 100% Deposit Match to new players making their first deposits, but PokerStars MI and BetMGM Poker MI both tap out when the new player puts $600 into their account in a first deposit. WSOP MI is happy to keep matching funds all the way up to $1,000, meaning new players on WSOP are eligible for an extra $400 in matched funds compared to its two competitors.
As is standard with Deposit Match offers, the matched funds on WSOP MI are released over time as players play poker on the site. Players need to earn 50 wagering points to release $5 in matched funds and they earn 2 wagering points for every $1 in cash rake or tournament fees paid.
WSOP MI vs PokerStars MI vs BetMGM Poker MI: Deposit Match Comparison
|Operator||Deposit Match Value||Details|
|WSOP MI||up to $1,000||$5 released for every 50 wagering points earned, with 2 wagering points awarded for every $1 in cash rake or tournament fees paid|
|PokerStars MI||up to $600||$10 released for every 140 redemption points earned, offer open on first three deposits up to $600 total|
|BetMGM Poker MI||up to $600||10% of matched funds released by earning 12x the increment in iRPs|
WSOP MI Welcome Freerolls
The final prong of the WSOP MI Welcome Bonus is the Freerolls. After making your first deposit of at least $10, on top of the other two first deposit bonuses, WSOP MI will also reward you with 7 chances to play its Welcome Freerolls with $100 guaranteed in each game.
The Welcome Freerolls run daily at 4 pm on Mon, Wed, Fri, and Sun, and at 7 pm on Tue, Thu, and Sat. Once again, WSOP MI really shines here compared to its competitors. Players on BetMGM Poker MI don’t get any extra free tickets outside the tournament dollars included in the free play bonus, while new PokerStars MI players only get a single ticket to its monthly Depositor Freeroll.
WSOP MI vs PokerStars MI vs BetMGM Poker MI: Freeroll Comparison
|Operator||Deposit Match Value||Details|
|WSOP MI||$700 Freeroll Guarantees||7 x Freeroll Tickets to daily freeroll games with $100 guaranteed in each. Freerolls are limited to new players|
|PokerStars MI||Monthly Freeroll Ticket||One ticket to a monthly Depositors Freeroll|
|BetMGM Poker MI||None||N/A|