7 Responsible Gaming Tools At WSOP Michigan

At WSOP MI, empowering online poker players to set time and money limits is a key way of keeping gambling fun.
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April 04, 2022

We are very proud of all we’ve invested into the research, training, & technology to help educate staff & customers alike on the significance of responsible gamingThe day finally came last week when Michiganders could play on an online poker site that was not run by PokerStars or partypoker.

Poker fan-favorite brand, the World Series of Poker (WSOP) finally launched its online poker room WSOP to players in Michigan under the WSOP MI moniker. The online poker rooms are now complete with a full slate of games across a wide range of stakes. Cash games, spin and gos, tournaments are all live.

The WSOP even have their first online tournament series scheduled for the end of April, with the Michigan-Exclusive Online Circuit Series.

To celebrate the launch WSOP MI is working hard on advertising and outreach to encourage players who might have never played on its site before to give its platform a go. The WSOP Welcome Bonus is also very lucrative, giving away free money to anyone who signs up and generous extra bonuses for depositing players.

Between the bonuses and excitement of a new site, it’s easy to get sucked into the action. With this in mind, it is important to remember the ways players can impose limits on the amount of time and money they spend on the site.

“At the WSOP, we view responsible gaming as an important initiative and want all of our Michigan players to enjoy WSOP.com as a budgeted entertainment option,” Ty Stewart, SVP of the World Series of Poker at Caesars Entertainment told responsible gaming site Poker Shield.

“We are very proud of all we’ve invested into the research, training, and technology to help educate staff and customers alike on the significance of responsible gaming and will continue to invest heavily into being an industry leader in promoting responsible gaming.”

The WSOP has seven main responsible gaming tools that players can use to limit their time and money spent on the site. They are:

  1. Play Time Limits
  2. Tournament Limits
  3. Deposit Limits
  4. Loss Limits
  5. Buy-In Limits
  6. Cooling-Off Periods
  7. Self-Exclusion

Each tool offers players a slightly different way of managing their bankroll and, maybe the most precious of all, their time spent on the site. The tools can be used on an individual basis, or as part of a mix and match approach to curbing harmful gambling behaviors.

Play Time Limits

A play time limit helps players stay in control of how much time they spend on the site. A play time limit can be set by the day, week, or month and, once that time limit has been reached, the player will be forced to sit out of any further action until the predetermined period has passed.

Tournament Limits

Tournament limits allow a player to limit the number of online poker tournaments they can enter at one time.

Deposit Limits

A deposit limit is a way to restrict the amount of money a player can deposit onto the site. The player can choose a maximum amount per day, week, or month that they are prepared to deposit.

Loss Limits

A loss limit allows a player to choose the maximum amount of money they are prepared to lose at the tables during a selected period of time. A loss limit is a great way to stop players from chasing their losses.

Buy-In Limits

Buy-in limits allow a player to choose games within their budget and bankroll size. Setting a realistic limit of what a player can afford to spend to buy into an event means that the player will not be tempted to play high-stakes games that are not suitable for their financial situation.

Cooling-Off Periods

The cooling-off period from the WSOP is a short-term measure for imposing a ban that is for a shorter period of time than self-exclusion.

The WSOP has cool-off periods from 1 month, 2 months, 3 months, or 5 months. Players can contact WSOP support or live chat to submit their request for a cool-off period.


Self-exclusion is a way for a player to ban themselves from being able to log into an online gambling site. This doesn’t only apply to WSOP MI, but all legal and regulated online poker rooms, casinos, and sportsbooks should offer players a way to self-exclude. A player can opt into a ban that lasts 1 year, 5 years, or for their lifetime. This also extends to brick-and-mortar casinos.

All players on WSOP MI can access the option to self-exclude via the client or by contacting support.

All players within the state of Michigan can also self-exclude at the state level, which will block them from being able to to play online and from being able to go to a casino in real life. A player can self-exclude from all operators in the state at once by going through the official Michigan regulator page. Learn more about self-exclusion, gambling helplines, and more in the state-by-state guide on our sister site Poker Shield.

If you or someone you know has a gambling problem and wants help, call the Virginia Council on Problem Gambling (VACPG) helpline at 1-888-532-3500