Las Vegas headquartered AGS has expressed excitement at its latest impending US expansion, after being awarded a provisional igaming supplier licence by the Michigan Gaming Control Board.

Via the approval, AGS gains the right to provide its proprietary game content for the Wolverine State’s licensed online casino operators when igaming is approved to go live by the region’s regulator, which is expected to happen in late 2020 or early 2021.

Once the state’s online gaming program is live, AGS will offer its land-based game content to licensed online operators in the state via its remote gaming server. This includes games such as Capital Gains, Fu Nan Fu Nu, Golden Wins, Jade Wins, Longhorn Jackpots, and Rakin’ Bacon.

AGS’ online game content is live and engaging players in regulated markets in Europe and Latin America, as well as New Jersey and Pennsylvania in the United States, with Michigan expected to be the company’s next jurisdictional expansion.  

Matt Reback, AGS executive vice president, 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.”

Last week, the Michigan Gaming Control Board approved provisional licenses for 15 platform providers who will support commercial and tribal casinos’ online gaming and sports betting offerings. 

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

Elsewhere, provisional green-lights were gained by 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 (Wynn Sports).