MGCB Approves 3 Provisional Licenses, Updates Timing of Launch

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By Bryce Derouin

As Michigan’s online casino and mobile sports betting launch remains on hold, the Michigan Gaming Control Board continues to grant provisional licenses for operators and platform providers.

The MGCB recently licensed Amelco UK Limited, Don Best Sports Corporation and Sportsradar Solutions LLC.

Both Don Best and Amelco received sports betting licenses, while Sportsradar earned licenses for sports betting and internet gaming.

Michigan’s online launch is still expected to go live sometime this month. The MGCB anticipates more news regarding the launch will be available in the coming weeks.

“In mid-January, the Michigan Gaming Control Board expects to announce the first group of operators eligible to accept wagers,” Mary Kay Bean, MGCB communications specialist, said. “We expect they will start accepting wagers later in the month. By law, that first group must include one tribal operator and one commercial operator.

“The timing and way the MGCB authorizes launch depend on how quickly the applicants meet regulatory requirements and submit all required information. We should know soon whether we can authorize the launch of online gaming at the same time as sports wagering, or whether there may be a delay for online gaming.”

More on Amelco, Don Best and Sportsradar

Michigan will be the latest market Amelco has entered in the U.S. The company gained its New Jersey software supplier license in 2018. On its website, Amelco says it established its reputation in the banking sector by developing software solutions for pricing, trading and execution platforms before becoming a provider of sports betting platforms for global tier 1 operators.

Don Best Sports provides real-time updates on all the top Vegas and international sportsbooks by providing up to the minute scores, injury news, weather conditions and urgent key updates. It says it has comprehensive coverage of all sports, including the NFL, college football, NBA, tennis and more. According to its website, it has over 40 TV, radio and online terminals monitored by market professionals, as well as third-party sources, to provide the scoring updates.

On its website, Sportsradar says it is a partner of more than 1,000 companies in over 80 countries, including the NBA, NFL, NHL, NASCAR, FIFA and UEFA. Sportsradar works with U.S. sports leagues in an official capacity to distribute sports data around the world for betting purposes. The company monitors and delivers insights from more than 40,000 matches annually across 60 different sports categories.

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Bryce joined GreatLakesStakes.com after spending the last nine years covering high school and college sports throughout Michigan. He’s served as the primary Division II beat writer for Grand Valley State and Michigan Tech. Along with his newspaper background, he's worked in marketing and has experience covering casinos and gambling.
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Bryce joined GreatLakesStakes.com after spending the last nine years covering high school and college sports throughout Michigan. He’s served as the primary Division II beat writer for Grand Valley State and Michigan Tech. Along with his newspaper background, he's worked in marketing and has experience covering casinos and gambling.
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