AGS Enthuses Of US Expansion After Gaining Provisional MGCB Licence

After being awarded a provisional igaming supplier licence by the Michigan Gaming Control Board, Las Vegas headquartered AGS expressed enthusiasm at its recent impending US expansion.

Through the approval, AGS acquires the right to supply its proprietary game content to the licenced online casino operators of the Wolverine State when igaming is allowed to go live by the regulator of the area, which is expected to occur in late 2020 or early 2021.

AGS will sell its land-based game content to licenced online operators in the state through its remote gaming server once the state’s online gaming programme is live. Games like Capital Gains, Fu Nan Fu Nu, Golden Wins, Jade Wins, Longhorn Jackpots, and Rakin ‘Bacon are included.

The online game content of AGS is live and includes players in controlled markets in Europe and Latin America, as well as in the United States of New Jersey and Pennsylvania, with Michigan planned to be the next jurisdictional expansion of the business.

Matt Reback, Executive Vice President of AGS, commented: “We are excited about being awarded our provisional igaming license in Michigan and look forward to helping the state launch its new igaming program.

“We are confident that Michigan is going to be a strong market for us, with three commercial casinos that cater to a repeat player base, and player familiarity with AGS games due to the popularity and longevity of our land-based games in the Michigan market.”

The Michigan Gaming Control Board approved provisional licences last week for 15 network providers who will serve the online gaming and sports betting offerings of commercial and tribal casinos.

Penn Sports Interactive (via Barstool), BetMGM and FanDuel already have retail sportsbook partnerships within the state alongside Greektown Casino, MGM Grand Detroit and MotorCity Casino, among those organisations that have been granted a provisional licence.

American Wagering (William Hill Sports Book), Churchill Downs Interactive Gaming (TwinSpires), Crown MI Gaming (DraftKings), GAN Nevada, Golden Nugget Online Gaming, NYX Digital Gaming, Parx Interactive, PointsBet Michigan, Rush Street Interactive MI, Sports Information Services (Kambi), TSG Interactive US Services (Fox Bet) and WSI US were given provisional green-lights elsewhere (Wynn Sports).