As part of the continuing effort to increase its presence in the United States, London-listed Gaming Realms plc has secured a provisional iGaming supplier license in the state of Michigan.

The license will allow the UK developer to provide its Slingo Originals mobile-focused game content to the Midwestern U.S. state’s online casino operators soon after the Michigan Gaming Control Board (MCGB) approves the launch of iGaming, which is expected to happen in February sometime.

Michigan success:

Executive Chairman for Gaming Realms, Michael Buckley, used a company press release to comment on the good news…

“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.”

Launch date:

After launching in-person sports betting in March, and the online gaming supplier licensing process in May, the MGCB has signed off on provisional licenses for 15 platform providers to support both commercial and tribal casinos’ online gambling and sports betting offerings in the state. And while the regulator has yet to publish a launch date on its website, local Fox 47 News reports that according to Richard Kalm, Executive Director of the MCGB, online sports betting in the state is set to launch “mid-January,” while online poker, slots, and other casino favorites could be available as soon as February.

According to Kalm, it’s now up to casinos and sportsbooks to make sure they’re compliant with safe gambling guidelines outlined by the state so they can be cleared.

“At this point, we’re waiting for the independent test labs that test the software and the types of games and also the geolocation to make sure that they have geolocation properly in place, their internal controls, and their age verification in place,” Kalm said in the Monday news report.