The Michigan Gaming Control Board has issued a provisional internet gaming supplier licence to Nevada headquartered gaming supplier Spin Games.
The receipt will allow the firm, once internet gaming goes live, to deploy its proprietary and third-party igaming content built on the ROC Remote Gaming Server platform across Michigan’s licenced casino operator online sites.
This latest development builds on the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board granting the company an immersive gaming manufacturer ‘s licence earlier in the year, with the first installation next to Parx Casino in the state.
Kent Young, Spin Games’ chief executive officer and chairman explained: “We are pleased to receive our Michigan provisional license, which enables us to support its soon-to-open online market with our award-winning content and versatile ROC platform.
“This significant regulatory approval demonstrates the strength of our company’s products and our commitment to deepen our support of North America’s rapidly growing online market, and we are pleased to have already secured numerous agreements with online operators who are pending licensing. We look forward to being part of Michigan’s expansion into online gaming and appreciate the MGCB’s confidence in our company and our technology.”
Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed into law a package of online gaming expansion bills in December 2019, legalising sports betting, online casinos, and daily fantasy sports competitions, as well as Michigan online poker.
Widespread forecasts indicate that the launch could begin in November this year, a possibility that was pushed a step closer last month when a public hearing on two sets of proposed rules was held by the Michigan Gaming Control Board.
Richard Kalm, executive director of the MGCB explained: “The MGCB will consider the comments, make some proposed changes and submit the rules to the Michigan Office of Administrative Hearings and Rules and the Legislative Service Bureau for final review and certification in the next several days.
“Following certification, our agency expects MOAHR to submit the rules to the Michigan Legislature’s Joint Committee on Administrative Rules in October. The rules must be before JCAR for 15 session days unless this requirement is waived.
“Before online gaming can start, the agency must license applicants. The MGCB has limited ability to license before the rules go into effect. The licensing timetable also depends on the applicants and their delivery of complete and timely applications to us. Michigan must have at least one tribal and one commercial license approved before launch, which I hope can happen by late fall.”