Evolution & Soaring Eagle Gaming Team Up for Michigan iGaming Content

Evolution & Soaring Eagle Gaming Team Up for Michigan iGaming Content
By Shelby Dermer
Fact Checked by Thomas Leary

Earlier this month, gaming provider Evolution put pen to paper for a new agreement with Soaring Eagle Gaming for Michigan online casino content from Evolution, NetEnt and Red Tiger brands, according to a news release. 

The new agreement comes just two months after Soaring Eagles Casino launched Eagle Casino and Sports, its online gaming and Michigan online betting platforms. 

Soaring Eagle, in Mount Pleasant, became the 15th online operator in the state, according to the Michigan Gaming Control Board. Michigan is one of six states that have online casino options, along with Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Connecticut, Delaware and New Jersey. Those half-dozen states, along with Nevada, have legalized online poker too. 

Evolution will provide its extensive array of online casino games, including live casino games and first-person RNG titles from the company’s live studio in Michigan. Evolution will also provide its top slot games to players in Michigan, while some of the most popular NetEnt games, such as Divine Fortune Megaways, Fruit Shop Megaways and Starburst, will be available within weeks, the release said.

Evolution Games Available

The partnership between Evolution and Soaring Eagle Gaming, a casino and entertainment complex owned and operated by the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan, will also see a mix of Evolution’s online games made available to Soaring Eagle in-state customers on desktop. A mobile version of Eagles Casino and Sports is expected to be released next year. 

“We are absolutely delighted that Soaring Eagle Casino is now live with such a wide selection of games from brands within the group in Michigan,” North America at Evolution Commercial Director Jeff Millar said in the release. “Players will be able to immerse themselves in a uniquely entertaining Soaring Eagle online gaming experience from anywhere in the state.”

Soaring Eagle is the largest of Michigan’s land-based casinos, featuring over 3,000 slot machines and more than 70 table games. 

Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort CEO Melinda Coffin added in the release: “In table games alone, Soaring Eagle prides itself on offering the hottest gaming action in the Midwest. Now, our players will be able to experience the same thrill online, only playing the casino classic, but also exciting and entertaining game show-style games. We are confident that customers old and new are going to love what is the latest in a long line of Soaring Eagle developments."

More on the Michigan Market

It was a down month for the trio of casinos in the Motor City in May, with declines in casino and table games, as well as retail Michigan sports betting handle.

The Michigan Gaming Control Board reported $108.7 million in monthly aggregate gaming revenue during the fifth month of the year, down 9.1% month-over-month to go with $22.8 million in sports betting handle.

The latter figure represented an 8% drop from $24.785 million in April. 

On the flip side, April was a record-setting month for Michigan online casinos, with $119.3 million in gross receipts. That total eclipsed the Great Lakes State’s previous record of $118.578 million set last month.

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Shelby Dermer is a reporter for GreatLakesStakes.com. Shelby has been a sports reporter for the Cincinnati Enquirer for the last five years and now lends his expertise to the Michigan sports betting market. He grew up in Waynesville, Ohio, and graduated from Ohio University.

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