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Michigan authorizes Evolution to provide state’s first live casino games


The Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB) has announced the authorization of Evolution to offer live dealer casino games in the state.

The casino games will be livestreamed with real-time dealers through licensed operators from 10am on July 22.

This marks the first instance of live internet casino authorization in Michigan.

“Players can use a mobile device or computer to play typical land-based casino games like blackjack, baccarat and roulette with a real-time, live dealer,” said Henry Williams, executive director at MGCB.

“Cameras capture the dealer and the play, and the providers’ apps or websites share it live with remote players.”

Initially, the games on offer will be blackjack, baccarat and roulette.

In order receive the authorization, Evolution had to meet the requirements of Michigan’s internet gaming framework and undergo an onsite review by the MGCB.

Multiple other operators also plan to offer live casino games, including DraftKings, BetMGM and FanDuel.

In March, Evolution entered a deal to launch live casino offerings with a number of Canadian provincial lotteries.

Evolution saw revenue and profit more than double in the first half of 2021, with its NetEnt acquisition in December 2020 aiding the results.