Michigan approves Soaring Eagle as 15th betting and igaming operator

The Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB) has authorised Soaring Eagle Gaming, the gaming arm of the Saginaw Chippewa tribe, to launch igaming and sports betting in the state.

Operating under the brand name Eagle Casino and Sports, Soaring Eagle Gaming will be the 15th operator to secure approval from the MGCB, completing the regulator’s full complement of online licensees.

Soaring Eagle Gaming will operate in partnership with platform provider GAN in Michigan.

“I congratulate the Saginaw Chippewa tribe as they expand their gaming offerings,” MGCB executive director Henry Williams said. “All of Michigan’s federally recognised tribes are offering internet gaming and sports betting.”

Michigan launched legal igaming and online sports betting with an initial 10 operators on 22 January 2021. State law means licences are limited to commercial and tribal casinos located in Michigan.

Confirmation of the new licence comes after Michigan commercial and tribal operators posted a combined $162.2m (£124.7m/€150.5m) in total gross receipts and gross sports betting receipts for March. 

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