It’s been a relatively quiet week in the world of US online casinos as sportsbooks and betting operators have taken center stage - monopolizing the limelight. Don’t stress; we’ve still got plenty of tasty titbits to fill your Friday lunchtime with!
New Casino Announcements & Partnerships
As the world of US casino partnerships remains ever-busy, this week we're covering these top stories:
- GAN and Wynn Resorts strike a new deal for a Michigan online casino.
- AGS games to join BetMGM-brand sites.
- IGT secures an extension as Minnesota’s lottery provider.
GAN and Wynn Partner for 10-Year Michigan Casino Deal
With online casinos in Michigan expected to launch during Q4 of 2020 (Oct-Dec), the market is alive with operators and software providers seeking out and securing partnerships with land-based casinos.
Tuesday saw GAN and Wynn Resorts strike a 10-year operator deal for its casino and sportsbook platform. This means GAN will provide its turn-key, GAMEstack platform, and content to the upcoming Wynn Resorts Online Casino (MI).
AGS Software Joins BetMGM Casinos
AGS strikes a deal to add its gaming content to all BetMGM-brand online casinos (BetMGM, Borgata, and partypoker). First, going live in New Jersey, the content will later be added to Pennsylvania and Michigan online casinos.
AGS vice president Matt Reback said: "This is an exciting development in the growth of our interactive business, giving us access to BetMGM's broad player reach and distribution of our engaging game content through the BetMGM, Borgata Online, and partypoker robust online casinos."
This deal comes barely a month after BetMGM signed Playtech to its growing list of software providers, showing a firm commitment to offering US players the best games and software.
IGT Secures Extension As Minnesota’s Lottery Provider
IGT secured has a two-year extension to their current agreement with the Minnesota Lottery. Under the extension, agreed until 2022, IGT will continue to supply Minnesota with instant ticket and lottery technology.
The existing partnership has proved fruitful for both parties since first established in 2010. IGT lottery products include Full of $500 and Power $10. The state of Minnesota uses lottery revenues to fund environmental and state services across its territory. It is an excellent example of how gambling tax revenue can be put to great use!
Industry Events and News
Michigan Passes Interstate Poker Bill
Michigan lawmakers have been hard at the gambling reform: recently they scheduled the final review of gambling regulations (find out more in Cabbie Digest #5), and this week the state Senate cleared the interstate poker bill (SB0991). The bill now awaits reading at the House of Representatives.
Should it pass, the bill will legalize interstate poker games in Michigan, with players challenging those in other states and continues gambling reform in Michigan, which sees online casinos set to go live over the coming months.
Upcoming Slot Releases
With no new US slots launching this week, check back in with us next Friday when we’ll be discussing the launch of these eagerly awaited titles:
- Hammer of Vulcan - QuickSpin.
- Raging Rhino - SG.
- And Crystal Quest - Thunderkick.