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Mobile focused game developer Gaming Realms has secured licence approval in the US state of Michigan, as the firm continues to make strides in its expansion strategy across the country which it outlined last month.

After stating that licence applications had been submitted in the Wolverine State, as well as Pennsylvania, Gaming Realms had been granted a provisional igaming supplier licence by the Michigan Gaming Control Board.

This license, says Gaming Realms, will allow the group to provide its Slingo Originals game content to Michigan’s licensed online casino operators, once igaming is approved to go live by the Gaming Control Board, which is expected to happen imminently.

Furthermore, Gaming Realms also states that it intends to also make further license applications in the country as more states move to regulate online casinos, as the company aims to reduce its dependency on the UK market.

Michael Buckley, executive chairman of Gaming Realms, commented: “We are delighted to have obtained our provisional igaming license in Michigan, which presents a larger player market than New Jersey, where the group operates at present. 

“We already have a number of deals signed with operators licensed in Michigan and we are confident that it will be a strong market for us, given the awareness of Slingo as a successful gaming brand. We look forward to being amongst those helping to launch its new igaming market.”