About UMP

About UMichiganPoker LLC

UMichiganPoker has been promoting charity poker since January 2006. The site started out promoting Texas Hold'em Tournaments in Jackson, Lenawee and Washtenaw counties, with a couple regulars scattered around the metro Detroit area.

In April 2007 the site went state wide! This was a huge step for UMP, the web site and staff. This is also when a bunch of really techie-geek stuff happened in the background of the site. First off, all of the poker listings went into a database instead of being indivudually hand-edited. Second, the entire site got a facelift using cascading style sheets and templates.

The database has made listing new tournaments faster, easier and much less error prone. Now it takes 10 to 15 minutes to list a new tournament, and about an hour to get a new location on the chip map, the counties map and listed in the calendar. It also eliminates a lot of errors.

The search by county and click-able Michigan map are also possible thanks to the database. Enough with the geek stuff - on to why UMP exists, goals, aspirations, mission statements and so on!

UMP exists to promote charity poker tournaments in the Great State of Michigan! It's a way to combine a genuine enthusiasm for poker with fantastic charitable causes. Where else can you play poker and help out a children's hospital, or a family who's been struck with stage four cancer?


  1. Howdy! I understand this is somewhat off-topic however I had to ask. Does running a well-established website like yours take a large amount of work? I am completely new to writing a blog but I do write in my journal daily. I’d like to start a blog so I will be able to share my personal experience and thoughts online. Please let me know if you have any suggestions or tips for brand new aspiring bloggers. Thankyou!|

    • Dear Blogger,
      I don’t know if I have any advice except to keep at it. Do what you love, write what you feel, and pour your soul into the work. I try to live by that on a daily basis. And this site wasn’t mine to begin with, I just recently bought it in May 2015. Just have fun with the blog and you will have to send me the link so I can read it as well.
      Good luck!!

    • Not a ton of work, just make sure you have someone that is tech savvy on WordPress and you are off. More time to plan and start up, but once established it’s easy to run. Thanks for your comments,

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