Disclaimer: WSOP has yet to launch in Michigan. This review is speculative based on their offerings in other states and will be updated once WSOP goes live in MI.
Get ready to have some cards in the air, Michigan! As a resident of the state, you no longer have to wait all year or head to Las Vegas to play in the World Series of Poker. The famed annual poker tournament series that is covered by ESPN and various media outlets worldwide also has an online poker site that will soon launch in Michigan.
This general overview covers what you can expect from this fully legal online poker operator when it finally launches. Moreover, find out more information about the lucrative offers that WSOP will make available, from your new player welcome bonus, new account freeroll tickets and even an incredible first deposit bonus.
Just by making a new player account and using our bonus code, you receive this exclusive offer of $10 to welcome you to WSOP.
What’s more, you don’t even need to do any real-money depositing in order to receive this $10.
Just go ahead and dip your toes into all that WSOP Michigan offers with this bonus offer.
Check back after launch for the required bonus code and more details.
|Online Poker||WSOP MI|
|Bonus Offer||matched up to $1,000|
|Last Updated||September 2020|
If you used our exclusive bonus code, you don’t need to do anything else in order to get this 100% first deposit bonus that is matched up to $1,000. Notice that this bonus offer is only for your very first WSOP deposit.
This bonus is simple. You just need to earn points called Action Player Points or APPs. These are easy to obtain and based upon your play and participation in real money poker games such as ring games or tournaments.
A few things to keep in mind about the first deposit bonus:
Be very sure to play through this bonus within a 60-day timeframe starting from the date you made the deposit. Otherwise, you forfeit any remainder of the bonus.
Once you deposit, you are also eligible for freeroll tickets. These freerolls are nothing short of lucrative and very worthwhile as it costs nothing to enter and is only eligible for new players.
Poker rewards at WSOP are based on a simple concept: When you play more, you earn more. Each hand that is either raked at a ring game or draws a free e from entering a tournament earns you either whole or fractional APPs. This occurs regardless of whether you win or lose.
You don’t need to do anything else in order to take part in this valuable rewards program at WSOP.com. Just as soon as you make some type of real money wager through playing in a poker game, you earn those APPs. We love that there is no additional hassle in taking part in the poker rewards program.
On the whole, just remember that when you contribute $1 via rake in poker, you receive two APPs. Whereas fractional APPs go down all the way to hundredths for not contributing that full $1.
Are you looking to move up in levels? WSOP assesses loyalty levels at the end of each calendar month for the preceding month.
Making that jump to Bronze proves to be quite valuable. The reason is that APPs convert to valuable WSOP Points. These points prove to be important because you convert these into either rakeback or cashback. Moreover, remember the phrase the more you play, the more you earn? Well, just by moving up in loyalty levels, you earn bigger multipliers toward WSOP Points. Bigger multipliers mean bigger cashback into your account.
Below are the loyalty levels available at WSOP MI along with APPs required and multiplier:
You can convert and redeem WSOP Points by going to your “my profile” section in the poker client. Then, go to “my rewards” and finally, “convert.” The minimum for conversion is 1,000 points. Each set of 100 points is equivalent to $1 cashback.
Make sure to earn at least one point within each six-month period to keep your current points valid. Otherwise, WSOP considers you to have forfeited any available points. Our advice is to convert any points if you realize that you won’t be able to play so you don’t lose any redeemable rakeback.
It pays to play for sure. If you already play online at another online poker operator, WSOP will match your loyalty level there.
All you need is to email customer support with “comparable tier match request” in the subject and your name, contact info and your player ID along with some type of screenshot showing your loyalty status at another site.
Another perk of playing on WSOP.com is you can earn online poker rewards and tier credits toward any hotel stay, entertainment option or fine dining at Caesars branded properties.
Go to wsop.com/rewards/trconnect to find out more and start your path to earning more from playing online poker.
The WSOP online poker software was designed to work on major operating platforms: macOS and Windows for desktops and iOS and Android for mobiles.
It really doesn’t matter whether you use macOS or Windows. When you head to the main WSOP website and click “download,” the desktop installation starts automatically.
Minimum macOS system requirements:
Minimum Windows system requirements:
Truly, WSOP.com made the installation of its app a cinch for Apple and Android devices. Head over to the main site and click “download,” which prompts the process to start automatically.
Do note that for the WSOP Android app, there are some additional steps because the Google Play Store doesn’t allow real-money wagering or gambling apps. However, you needn’t worry because WSOP is fully legal and regulated.
To begin with, save the .apk file extension that pops up. Then, another pop-up will prompt you that multiple files need to be downloaded. Click on “run” and “install.” Finally, when installation finishes, re-enable security settings previously disabled.
For iOS devices, the WSOP iOS app supports the iPhone 4 or iPod 4 and higher, and iPads that already have retina displays with iOS version 6.1 or higher.
For Android devices, the WSOP Android app requires at minimum: ARMv7 with x86 processor that includes vector FPU, 550 MHz, Open GL ES 2.0, and finally, 256 MB RAM. Lastly Android version 2.3 or above.
Depending on your outlook, glass half-full or half-empty, there are pluses and minuses to WSOP not frequently updating its software. Unfortunately, the WSOP brand is just not known for frequent updates.
The bad part is that unfortunately the end-user visual aspects and interface just look outdated and, dare we say, old. Seriously, when you download the poker client, the download process looks right out of Windows 2000.
On the plus side, the software really doesn’t seem to have any true issues. It launches, loads and runs smoothly even during long poker sessions.
A minor inconvenience and slightly nagging annoyance is that we used a new Android device for WSOP. There’s a popup that appears stating that the WSOP app is built for an older Android version. While it does seem to hint at compatibility problems, the truth is there really weren’t any actual issues other than just being slightly annoying.
Some feedback we would offer to WSOP to improve is that we wish that you could convert points directly to cashback from the app. While it is easier to overlook visual aspects, this is more of a functional improvement that we would like to see.
Another plus of the software is that there are many customizable options and features. We really think that the software does cater to the end-user: you. For instance, resize and tile the poker tables to your liking. Moreover, notes that you take on opponents are directly stored and saved onto the poker client. Thus, you don’t need to worry about using third-party software to bring them up mid-poker session.
The key takeaway here is that the software at WSOP MI really does allow you to play a poker session pretty smoothly with no major hiccups. Truthfully, in a way, we do enjoy the visual aspects. We like to think of it as classic and even nostalgic.
However, best of all, WSOP.com is fully regulated and licensed by the Michigan Gaming Control Board. This means that you have security along with the peace of mind knowing that your money and personal details are secure.
On a typical week, you will find a big enough player pool to see various formats of poker active. Obviously, this is dependent on the day and hour. For example, you may not see many tables or games active at 8 a.m. This is due to the player pool and traffic. Still, you may find an elusive game of stud or two running during peak hours.
The WSOP brand is definitely known for its tournaments, and this is really where the site shines. Sit-n-gos are also a good option and for a faster pace, we enjoyed the BLAST Poker games and also raked ring games.
No surprises here: No limit hold ’em is going to be the most popular cash game. Yet, WSOP spreads limit and pot-limit hold ’em varieties as well. Omaha varieties are also available from pot limit to hi/lo. For the stud enthusiasts, this format is also available.
A word of caution, though: You may not find some of these lesser-known variants. When you do, these typically run at micro-stakes or very low stakes.
We chose to really highlight some no limit hold ’em tournaments based on the schedule plus guarantees.
But you don’t need to just directly buy in to these tournaments if you don’t have the bankroll. WSOP will run many satellites, qualifiers, and freerolls in order for you to still participate.
WSOP’s sit-n-gos are nothing to sneeze at. Again, the no-limit variety is going to run and fill the fastest due to its popularity, particularly during peak hours. But you can also choose from the Omaha varieties like pot-limit or hi/lo. However, these do tend to not run as frequently, so you may be waiting a while for the table to fill.
BLAST is WSOP’s form of a hyper turbo sit-n-go but with a jackpot twist. It takes four players to fill and then you get entered into a jackpot drawing. This drawing is important because it determines a multiplier that can range from double to 10,000 times your buy-in. Additionally, the multiplier determines the timer of the BLAST sit-n-go. Once the timer is up, all players are all-in until a winner is determined.
The beauty of playing at a legal online poker site is that you have ample methods for banking at WSOP.com, whether depositing or withdrawing your funds. Another advantage is that WSOP doesn’t assess any additional fees for your transactions. However, your payment processor may still assess a fee.
Here’s how to access your cashier and review or check out the banking methods:
Choose from five available deposit methods:
Carefully evaluate each method because there are advantages and disadvantages to each.
For example, we highly recommend PayPal especially if you already own an account. We also recommend e-check/ACH, but there are slightly longer waiting periods of one to three business days after approval.
Heading to the casino cashier cage is also a great option if you are in the vicinity. However, if you need to make a cash deposit and aren’t located near the casino, just go to any local 7-Eleven or CVS for PayNearMe. Just deposit your cash and you will receive a scanned code for your deposit.
While major credit cards can be a great convenience, we don’t really recommend this option. It is nice to be able to easily enter your credit card details, but be aware that your transaction will likely be denied. This isn’t really WSOP’s fault; rather, most credit card purchaser agreements typically block transactions that are categorized as gambling.
First, there aren’t as many methods available for withdrawing compared with deposits, but it is still a very quick and convenient process.
If this is your first time requesting a withdrawal, be aware that there will be some type of additional review and verification process. First, validate your payment method and then enter your account details along with the token number you received via email.
Withdrawals need to be a minimum of $10 for ACH/e-checks. Should you choose to go to the casino cashier cage, the withdrawal minimum there is $50. If WSOP requests anything further, send in and respond promptly within 14 days. Otherwise, the withdrawal request will be canceled and your funds returned to the poker account.
Any questions, issues, comments or further concerns are easily addressed through the WSOP customer service team. Customer service is readily available 24/7. You can choose the contact method that is most convenient to you:
A fantastic aspect of WSOP MI’s customer service is that the support team operates only for people in Michigan. What this means is that the customer support agents will give you their full attention rather than splitting their focus on other players’ problems in other WSOP states.
Customer service was incredibly responsive and quick to resolve any issues we had.
Currently, the WSOP brand is owned by Caesars Entertainment. Before 2010, Caesars was known as Harrah’s Entertainment. WSOP is known as the top poker operator in the US.
Currently, there is a shared player compact between WSOP NJ and WSOP PA (when it launches). Delaware also is part of this shared player compact, although it operates on 888 Poker.
Yet there is ongoing litigation of the Wire Act which means there will likely not be a shared player pool in Pennsylvania as well as Michigan until and if the case is fully resolved.