Illegal Charity-Based Sweepstakes iCasino Agrees to Cease Operations in MichiganBy: Jessica Aletor
Golden Hearts Games, an unlicensed charitable gaming casino based in Massachusetts, has been shut down by the Michigan Attorney General. The brand signed an Assurance of Discontinuance to stop offering its services to Michiganders moving forward.
PointsBet Introduces “A Fanatics Experience” in Michigan Despite Regulatory DrawbacksBy: Jessica Aletor
Fanatics has rebranded PointsBet Casino and Sportsbook in Michigan to “PointsBet, A Fanatics Experience” after failing to include the state in its initial plans for a rebrand. However, regulatory approval is still pending for Fanatics in Michigan.
Cyber Security Threat Causes Temporary System Shutdown at MGM Grand Detroit CasinoBy: Jessica Aletor
MGM Grand Detroit has responded swiftly to a large-scale cyberattack by shutting down its US-wide computer systems, impacting online operations and services. Its parent company, MGM Resorts is also investigating the issue alongside law enforcement.
July Revenue Pushes Michigan’s 2023 Online Casino Gross Receipts Above $1 BillionBy: Jessica Aletor
In July, Michigan's online gambling industry defied summer slowdown expectations, raking in $153.6 million in revenue, marking its fourth-best month since inception in 2021. The state also crossed $1 billion in total revenue for the year.
1X2 Network Receives a Full Gaming Supplier License From the MGCBBy: Jessica Aletor
The Michigan Gaming Control Board has granted 1X2 Network a gaming supplier license, expanding the state's online gaming potential. 1X2 Network's entry brings four in-house studios and exclusive games, enhancing Michigan's online casino offerings.
The Flint Arcade Raided Yet Again as the MGCB Clamp Down on Illegal Gambling OperationsBy: Jessica Aletor
The Michigan Gaming Control Board and the Michigan Department of Attorney General have aided in exposing illegal gambling at a Flint storefront casino, leading to a police raid. The location, previously raided in 2022, had 48 illegal gambling machines and cash seized.
PENN Entertainment and ESPN Partnership Set to Bring Hollywood iCasino and ESPN Bet to MichiganBy: Jessica Aletor
PENN Entertainment's landmark partnership with ESPN, which was announced recently, will involve the launch of Hollywood iCasino in Michigan and the replacement of Barstool Sports with ESPN Bet for sports betting operations.
Four Winds Casino Employee Becomes Latest Victim in Suspected $700K Cash Cage ScamBy: Jessica Aletor
Young, a Four Winds Casino employee with 16 years of service, faces embezzlement charges after allegedly taking $700,000 and delivering it to an unknown person. While she maintains innocence, she could receive a 20-year sentence if found guilty.
Michigan Gaming Control Board Earns Platinum Viddy Recognition for ‘Don’t Regret the Bet’ CampaignBy: Jessica Aletor
The Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB) and King Media have received the 2023 Platinum Viddy Award, one of the most coveted media recognitions, for the agency’s 'Don’t Regret the Bet' campaign, aimed at promoting responsible gambling in the state.
New Caesars Online Casino Launches in Michigan Amid Brand Name TransitionBy: Jessica Aletor
Caesars Casino Michigan rebrands as Caesars Palace Casino Michigan, launching a separate online casino product for Michigan players. The rebranded casino offers an enhanced gaming library, Caesars Rewards integration, and aims to boost iGaming revenue for the brand.