MGCB Gives Firekeepers Permission To Offer Online Casino And Sports Betting

The Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi Indians and its platform provider partner, NYX Digital, have been given permission by the Michigan Gaming Control Board to operate internet casino gaming and online sports betting under the FireKeepers Casino Hotel brand.

FireKeepers Casino will be the thirteenth casino in Michigan to offer both online gaming and sports betting. At present moment, the fourteenth operator may only offer internet casino gambling.

Henry Williams, MGCB executive director said: “We welcome the addition of FireKeepers Casino and partner NYX Digital to Michigan’s growing online gaming and sports wagering market.

“The tribe’s representatives provided key support for development of the laws signed in 2019 that allow federally recognised tribes in Michigan to seek licenses for internet casino gaming and online sports betting. 

“Their participation will generate revenue to support K-12 education, economic development and the Nottawaseppi Huron Band’s tribal community.” 

Variety of slots and table games

Customers may expect a variety of slots and table games from the property’s SG Digital tech partner, including 88 Fortunes, QuickHits, Monopoly, Blackjack, and Let it Ride.

Users will also have access to a variety of wagering options on major American and international sports like football, basketball, hockey, and baseball, as well as NASCAR, boxing, MMA, soccer, championship golf, and championship tennis.

Kathy George, FireKeepers CEO said: “We are thrilled to be able to provide another level of entertainment to the people of Michigan. Guests can now enjoy the FireKeepers experience from the comfort of their own homes, or wherever they are within the state of Michigan.”

May revenue

Through May, online casinos in Michigan came up just short of their first $100 million revenue month, while the region’s sports betting ecology continued to deteriorate.

The Great Lake State’s online casinos and poker rooms made $94.9 million in May, which is the same as the previous month and a tiny decrease from $95.1 million in March.

This works out to $3.1 million per day for the month’s 31 days, down slightly from $3.2 million per day for April’s 30 days.

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