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GiG secures Maryland and Pennsylvania licenses


Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) has secured an online sports wagering operator license in Maryland and a full interactive gaming manufacturer license in Pennsylvania.

The solutions provider said the new licenses would allow it to build on its existing presence in North America, with the group already active across New Jersey and Iowa, as well as in Ontario in Canada.

GiG will initially use its Maryland license to launch the Crab Sports brand in the state, with plans to go live in May this year. Maryland’s online gambling market opened in November and currently features eight mobile sportsbooks.

In Pennsylvania, GiG said the full license builds on its interim authorisation in October and will allow it to proceed with a planned brand launch in collaboration with an existing partner.

 “Having placed a strong focus on expansion in regulated markets, we’re understandably pleased with the confirmation of our licenses in two new US states,” GiG general counsel Claudio Caruana said.

“Regulation will continue to drive the industry in North America, as markets mature, allowing us to support and protect operators and their customers, establishing suitable, robust frameworks for sustainable growth.”

GiG chief commercial officer Marcel Elfersy added: “With our plans to open our new US hub later this year, our new licensed status in these very attractive online markets creates further opportunity for us to add value for new and established partners in the region.

“We’re excited about the possibilities these new states provide, starting with the launch of Crab Sports in Maryland in May on our PAM and sportsbook.”