Nevada headquartered gaming supplier Spin Games has been granted a provisional internet gaming supplier licence by the Michigan Gaming Control Board.
The receipt will enable the firm to deploy its proprietary and third-party igaming content built upon the ROC Remote Gaming Server platform across Michigan’s licensed casino operator online sites, once internet gaming goes live.
This latest move builds upon the company being awarded an interactive gaming manufacturer licence by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board earlier in the year, with the first installation in the state coming alongside Parx Casino.
“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,” explained Kent Young, Spin Games’ chief executive officer and chairman.
“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.”
In December 2019, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed a package of online gambling expansion bills into law, legalising sports betting, online casinos, and daily fantasy sports contests, as well as online poker in Michigan.
Widespread estimates suggest that launch could commence in November of this year, a prospect which moved a step closer last month when the Michigan Gaming Control Board held a a public hearing on two sets of proposed rules.
“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,” explained Richard Kalm, executive director of the MGCB.
“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.”