Play Gun Lake Approved For Michigan Online Casino Launch

The Michigan Gaming Control Board is making all sorts of moves today. This morning, the group authorized the Gun Lake Band of Pottawatomi Indians of Michigan to launch online casino gaming, effective immediately. 

The Gun Lake Band of Pottawatomi Indians owns and operates Gun Lake Casino in Wayland Michigan. The casino is partnered with Parx Interactive. Parx is best known for its presence in Pennsylvania, where it operates the state’s largest casino in addition to an online gaming brand. 

With this approval, Gun Lake and Parx will launch an online casino, very likely today or within the next few days. 

“We welcome the addition of Gun Lake Casino and partner Parx to Michigan’s growing online gaming market of 13 operators and providers,” said Richard S. Kalm, MGCB executive director. “Their participation will generate revenue to support education, economic development, and the Gun Lake Band’s tribal community.” 

Online sports betting is next on Gun Lake/Parx’s list, but that approval will come at a later date once the partners meet all regulatory requirements.

Gun Lake recently announced expansion plans, which include a new resort.  

Michigan Online Gambling 

The MGCb, alongside regulators ad legislators, approved a go-live for Michigan online gambling on January 22, 2021. Since then, 11 operators have gone live with online casinos and sportsbooks, while one more has gone live with sports betting only. 

The first few months have brought massive success to Michigan, whose online gaming markets have shattered revenue records each month. 

Gun Lake’s approval is just the latest in a long line of Michigan online casino developments, and we expect more operators to go live as 2021 progresses. 

In other Michigan moves, MGCB Executive Director Richard S. Kalm stepped down today. Moments later, Governor Gretchen Whitmer appointed his successor, Henry L. Williams, Jr. 

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