Operator teams up with Pala Interactive
The Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB) has approved the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians to launch online gaming and sports betting under its Four Winds Casinos brand, in association with platform provider Pala Interactive L.L.C.
joins a roster of ten other similar collaborating brands
The MGCB’s authorization means that, together with Pala Interactive, Four Winds Casinos joins a roster of ten other similar collaborating brands offering online gaming and sports betting in the Great Lake State.
The increased activity in Michigan’s gaming scene follows the official launch of both forms of gambling in January 2021. Under Michigan law, only licensed casinos can offer online gaming and sports betting, with platform providers allowed to partner with brick-and-mortar casinos in the state.
Rollout kicks off with welcome promotion
Following the MGCB’s approval, Four Winds Casinos was permitted to go live with its online gaming and sports betting products from 12:00pm on February 15. A welcome bonus package promotion for new players on the Four Winds website offers new customers $20 casino free play, a 200% deposit bonus, and a free million-dollar spin.
generate revenue to support education, economic development and the Pokagon Band’s tribal community”
In an official statement, MGCB executive director Richard Kalm welcomed Four Winds and Pala Interactive to the state’s “growing online gaming and sports wagering market.” He said the addition of the newest gambling tag-team will “generate revenue to support education, economic development and the Pokagon Band’s tribal community.”
Four Winds makes it 11
Four Winds becomes the 11th casino brand to offer online gaming and betting services in the Great Lake State, after the MGCB gave ten operators the thumbs up to go live on January 22.
In the first weekend following the historic launch of online casino gambling and sports betting in both states, Michigan and Virginia saw a combined total of 7.5 million online gambling transactions, according to data from GeoComply. Virginia contributed just two online sportsbooks on its launch weekend, so it’s likely the ten Michigan players accounted for the bulk of the impressive gambling activity, which corresponds to 25% of the total US online betting market.
A 12th operator and its platform buddy, Lac Vieux Desert Tribe and PointsBet, are currently authorized to provide internet sports betting only in Michigan.