FireKeepers gains MGCB nod to offer online casino and sports betting


The Michigan Gaming Control Board has authorised the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi Indians and its platform provider partner, NYX Digital, to launch internet casino gaming and online sports betting under the FireKeepers Casino Hotel brand.

FireKeepers Casino will be the thirteenth operator to provide both online gaming and sports betting in Michigan. The fourteenth operator may offer internet casino gaming only at this time.

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

“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.” 

The property says that, via its SG Digital tech partner, customers can expect an array of slots and table games, such as 88 Fortunes, QuickHits, Monopoly, Blackjack, and Let it Ride.

Furthermore, users will also gain access to a range of wagering options on major sports, both American and international, such as football, basketball, hockey and baseball along with NASCAR, boxing, MMA, soccer, championship golf, championship tennis and more. 

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

Online casinos in Michigan fell a fraction shy of a maiden $100m revenue month through May, as the region’s sports betting ecosystem declined once more.

Revenue at the Great Lake State’s online casinos and poker rooms hit $94.9m during May, which is even with the prior month and a slight drop from $95.1m in March. 

This equates to $3.1m per day of the 31 days of the month, down slightly from $3.2m per day over the 30 days of April.