Michigan

Digital Gaming Corporation has extended its collaboration with BetMGM to a third US state, after the online gaming solutions provider made its debut in Michigan.

This will allow players of the operator to benefit from the addition of the DGC igaming suite, which includes an array of titles such as Adventures of Doubloon Island, Queen of Alexandria and Diamond Inferno.

Matt Sunderland, VP of gaming at BetMGM, stated: “BetMGM has held the top operator spot in Michigan since the industry’s start in January, due in part to our focus on building the strongest games portfolio. We’re thrilled to offer BetMGM players in Michigan access to DGC’s full suite of quality titles.”

This latest launch is lauded as an “important part” of the multi-state partnership between the two, which had already brought previous roll-outs across BetMGM’s platforms in New Jersey in 2020 and in Pennsylvania during August 2021.

Neill Whyte, chief commercial officer of B2B igaming at DGC, said: “DGC remains steadfast in its dedication to developing games that exceed player expectations throughout the regulated US. 

“We’re delighted to have launched our games to players in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and now Michigan through our partnership with BetMGM.”

Michigan’s online casino and poker rooms reached a record high through October, as the region’s online and retail sportsbook fell shy of becoming the fifth state to record $500m in wagers during a single month.

The former secured $109.7m in gross gaming revenue, which is up 7.1 per cent from $102.4m generated one month earlier, and marks the third successive record setting month.

October’s revenue produced $20.3m in state taxes and $7.8m in local taxes. Online gaming has now injected $220.8m in state and local taxes since launching in January, almost 20 times more than the taxes generated by online and retail sports betting.

Other highlights from this month sees digital gaming generate $884.6m in GGR since its January launch, with BetMGM/MGM Grand Detroit leading all online casino and poker operators with $41.4m.