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  • PokerStars is launching the Championship of Online Poker series in Michigan with guaranteed $1 million in prize money
  • This is an inaugural event for the poker website in Michigan, which has been generating some sufficient interest with the local players
  • Michigan players have reached over 1,100 concurrent sessions on PokerStars on February 5, outpacing Pennsylvania and New Jersey

Michigan’s poker scene is about to get busier with PokerStars launching its first online championship series in the state.

PokerStars Kicks Michigan Poker in Higher Gear with COOP Series

PokerStars is rolling out its CCOP series in Michigan, shortly after the brand launched officially in the state on January 29. With over 1,000 players now signing up to play, PokerStars is witnessing a good start of its operations in the state.

In comparison, on Friday, February 5, there were 1,100 players in Michigan, more than New Jersey’s 334 and Pennsylvania’s 983, at least through the PokerStars Network. Now, the website is capitalizing on the interest in the Great Lakes States and bringing the Championship of Online Poker, upping the ante for the state.

Together with FOX Bet, PokerStars will run the state’s first MICOOP, which will feature over $1 million in prize money split across 60 tournaments. The events will kick off on February 20 and be available all through March 8.

Numerous Opportunities to Win a Free Entry

The platform will host numerous satellites allowing players to quickly pile on and benefit from entries as low as $2, saving you some precious buck. There will be 60 distinct events you can get your hands on, accommodating players of all levels.

The quickest way to reference all available ones is to hop to the dedicated PokerStars MI website and browse through the schedule. Players who deposit at least $30 and use the MICOOP promotional code will win a ticket to the Main Event Depositor Freeroll, which will be taking place on March 7.

The top 35 finishers will be bumped straight to the Main Event, making sure the field of competitor continues to grow and action is worthwhile. Another great feature here is the Second Chance Freeroll tournaments, which are more than sufficient to keep players coming back for more.

While this is PokerStars’ first competitive foray in Michigan, there is plenty to see, and with the local poker community already outpacing New Jersey and Pennsylvania’s in sheer numbers, the Great Lakes State may be just the right place for players.

Partypoker has kept a relatively low profile so far, even though the company acquired a license at the same time PokerStars did.