Get to Know Joe Cada, WSOP MI’s First-Ever Poker Ambassador

In an exclusive interview with pokerfuse, Michigan native Cada dishes all the juicy details regarding his new role as WSOP MI ambassador.

Joe Cada is the Michigan resident who rose to fame in 2009 after becoming the youngest champion ever in the history of WSOP, winning the Main Event at the age of just 21.

Now he is the face of the WSOP MI who has just recently entered the Michigan online poker market.

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Cada gave an exclusive interview to pokerfuse earlier this month talking about his new role and what excites him about the WSOP coming to the Michigan market.

According to the interview, Cada has plans to stream 2 to 4 days a week, so fans can tune into all the action.

“I’ll be streaming tournaments on WSOP.MI and also cash games. I’ll be streaming 2-4 days a week where I can interact with whoever wants to tune in and learn a thing or two and just interact with other players.”

When asked about the prospect of winning WSOP hardware from his home state, Cada told pokerfuse: “I am excited to be able to eventually win bracelets from my own home. Ever since I was a kid, I would always [look] forward to the time I’d be able to play the WSOP. I don’t travel to many poker stops, so being able to win a WSOP bracelet from home will be nice.”

Check out how WSOP MI stacks up to the competition in our complete Michigan Online Poker Reviews.

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2023: The Year PokerStars Returns To The Bahamas

PokerStars brings the PSPC back to the Bahamas, along with the iconic PCA.

PokerStars has announced that the much-loved PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) and PokerStars Players No-Limit Hold’em Championship (PSPC) will be returning to the sunny shores of Nassau in the Bahamas, in 2023.

The PCA will kick off on January 22, 2023, running through to February 3. The PSPC will overlap, with action getting underway on January 30 and also running until February 3.

For the deep dive, read the latest over on pokerfuse.

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The First-Ever WSOP MI Online Circuit Series Is Almost Here!

Michiganders get their first shot at taking home a WSOP gold ring. Here's everything you need to know about the inaugural WSOP MI Online Circuit Series.

The wait is almost over. The very first WSOP MI Online Circuit Series is almost here.

It will be the first online tournament series from the operator — who launched its online poker client in Michigan for the first time earlier this month.

Players can look forward to $500K in guarantees, 12 iconic WSOP Gold Rings, and a $100K Main Event.

WSOP MI Online Circuit Series: At a Glance

  • Action starts April 20
  • Series wraps up May 1
  • 12 Ring Events
  • Over $500,000 in Guaranteed Prize Money
  • 12 Winners Take Home a Coveted WSOP Gold Ring
  • Winners also Earn an Entry to the Tournament of Champions $1 Million Freeroll
  • Buy-ins Range From $109 and Go Up to $1000
  • Series Culminates in a $100,000 Guaranteed Main Event

The WSOP also operates in Pennsylvania and has a combined player pool in New Jersey and Nevada — and the Online Circuit Series will be running in these states as well. For players in PA $500,000 is being guaranteed and for players in NJ & NV $1 million is on offer from the operator.

Across Michigan, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Nevada at least $2 million will be awarded.

You can find the full WSOP MI Online Circuit Series schedule over on pokerfuse.

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Kentucky iGaming Bill & $50M Problem Gambling Fund are Dead

Legal online poker and sports betting will not be coming to Kentucky in 2022.

Last week, a bill that would have created a problem gambling initiative in Kentucky, funded by $50 million from a $300 million settlement with PokerStars, failed to pass through the committee.

Flutter Entertainment, the parent company of PokerStars, agreed last September that they would pay the state $300 million to settle an 11-year dispute over-responsible gambling issues over online gambling that took place between 2006 and 2011.

What the $50 million earmarked for the problem gambling initiative will now be spent on instead remains to be seen, but it likely will go into the state’s general fund.

A bill that would have legalized online poker and sports betting in Kentucky also failed to make it out of committee.

“I’m disappointed. I am for sports betting. I want to make it clear that I did everything I could to get it passed, but I can’t force people to vote 'yes’ on something that they are opposed to,” Senate Majority Floor Leader Damon Thayer (R-Georgetown) said last week.

Learn more about the Kentucky online poker and sports betting bill over on pokerfuse.

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