Michigan Issues 15 Provisional iGaming LicensesPublished December 28, 2020 by Sol FH
The state of Michigan is revving up its online gambling market and has issued 15 provisional licenses.
Good news for operators in the US who have yet another chance to expand their business, as the state of Michigan has approved 15 provisional licenses for online casino and online bookmaker operators. The successful operators will join with existing commercial and tribal land-based casinos to provide them with online services for players around the state.
In May, the Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB) started its licensing and has recently announced the names of the operators that have been approved. As you may be able to guess, many of the heaviest hitters have been awarded a license and this is how it breaks down.
William Hill, the famed online sportsbook and gaming platform was approved through its American Wagering division. Golden Nugget, GAN, Scientific Games' NYX Digital Gaming arm, Flutter's FanDuel, and Parx Interactive were also successful applicants.
The very popular online sports gaming specialist, Penn National Gaming was also given a license for its Penn Sports Interactive arm. The remaining operators include PointsBet, Rush Street Interactive, Sports Information Services (SIS), and DraftKings Crown Gaming, Churchill Downs’ TwinSpires division, The Stars Groups' Fox Bet brand, Wynn Sports, and BetMGM, the brand operated by the Roar Digital joint venture between Entain – formerly GVC – and MGM Resorts International, round out the list.
This is great news for punters and online casino players in Michigan as they will have numerous options to choose from. Many states have broken revenue records in the iGaming industry this year and things continue to pick up, especially now that professional sports are back.