GAN adds Soaring Eagle casino for igaming and online sports betting

GAN has entered into a binding agreement with the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan, who own and operate Michigan’s Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort.

The company has been selected for the deployment of its GameStack software platform, which will enable igaming and online sports betting, as well as bring a further penetration of the Michigan market for the group.

The announcement marks GAN’s fourth client in the state of Michigan, adds to its growing list of tribal clients, and also brings a ninth client for US real money igaming and online sports betting.

Dermot Smurfit, chief executive officer of GAN, explained: “We are thankful for Soaring Eagle’s confidence in our B2B platform offering and the opportunity to partner together. 

“We look forward to powering the Soaring Eagle brand in Michigan with our highly optimized technology platform and enabling them to efficiently attract loyal sports betting and igaming players. 

“The Michigan market is off to a great start with expectations that it will surpass $1bn in gross operator revenue in its first twelve months of operations. Given Soaring Eagle’s strong brand, sizeable database and experience, we expect them to capture their fair share when they launch this fall.”

Under the terms of the partnership, GAN will deploy its GameStack platform onto the client’s infrastructure deployed on-property. The group will also collaborate to design and develop their igaming and sports betting front-end web application, together with counterpart native Apple iOS and Android apps. 

Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort is a 210,000 square-foot casino facility that offers thousands of slot machines and a variety of floor games available. 

David Charles, chief operating officer of Soaring Eagle, added: “We are excited to leverage GAN’s proven Michigan platform capability and expertise to introduce an exciting online casino and sportsbook, which will allow us a new way to engage with our patrons. 

GAN has a proven solution and has demonstrated their ability to bring their platform to market quickly in Michigan. We look forward to collaborating with the team at GAN and our shared future together.”