BetMGM and PokerStars announced Thursday that their respective live dealer casino products had launched in the state of Michigan. The launches follow the Michigan Gaming Control Board on Wednesday giving the products the OK to go live.
“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,” the MGCB said in a press release. “Cameras capture the dealer and the play, and the providers’ apps or websites share it live with remote players.”
The live dealer tables, which come from a secured studio, are from Evolution, the leading supplier of the product in the U.S. and abroad.
“We look forward to continuing to launch these familiar and trusted live dealer experiences in all states of operation, strengthening our position as the most dominant live gaming operator in the U.S.,” said Matthew Sunderland, BetMGM’s vice president of gaming.
“Roulette, auto roulette, baccarat, blackjack, and Infinite Blackjack are now available and, in the coming months, BetMGM plans to release craps, poker, game shows, and additional blackjack tables – in addition to a branded, live casino studio,” the company’s presser said.
Jeff Millar, commercial director for Evolution North America, commented: “Through Evolution’s new and state-of-the-art Michigan studio, we’re proud to be able to immediately provide BetMGM
BetMGM said live online casino gaming is up 500% year-over-year in other markets.
PokerStars also made an announcement via Twitter.
📢 Hey Michigan, it’s finally here!
Play LIVE dealer games right on your phone 📱
Dealers are standing by now! pic.twitter.com/HPL0sppNbs
— Stars Casino (@starscasino) July 22, 2021
Other online casinos in Michigan reported launching their games on Thursday as well.