A symbiotic link between a rising gambling industry and regulatory tools is a sign of long-term success, and Michigan has recently been on a roll on both fronts.
eCOGRA Expanding Further in the US
eCOGRA was awarded the right to conduct sports betting and iGaming testing in Michigan by the Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB), the state’s gaming regulatory body. eCOGRA will be able to offer its expertise in the regulatory certification of operators in the state’s gaming industry and the sports betting industry once it becomes an ITL. This is not the first state in the United States where the laboratory has established a presence.
As things are right now, eCOGRA only has a few licenses for minor vendors and a business that focuses on providing third-party cybersecurity testing and certification. Its operations are limited to the states of New Jersey and Colorado. In contrast, Michigan and Pennsylvania have recognized the company as a legitimate ITL for gaming operator certifications. The announcement represents an additional successful step in eCOGRA’s growth in the United States.
We are dedicated to broadening the scope of our services to include other jurisdictions that are significant to our customers. According to a report by Online Casino Reports, Shaun McCallaghan, the chief executive officer of eCOGRA, stated that the organization would “continue to pursue approvals where our services are necessary, being the preferred ITL.” A growing number of states in the United States are beginning to use the expertise offered by the lab.
Michigan’s Growing Gambling Scene
While eCOGRA has been on the rise, its US expansion is influenced by the general local gaming market and the regulatory atmosphere. This is where state-level developments come into play, and Michigan fits the description wonderfully, as the state has recently sought to expand its gambling sector.
As a result, the MGCB has been very busy, and the state’s development in this area has been due to the MGCB’s efforts. NetGaming just got its supplier license from the MGCB, commenting on the “arduous” application procedure, which includes a significant amount of assessments and due diligence on the part of the MGCB.
EveryMatrix is another business that has kept MGCB busy while adding to Michigan’s options. EveryMatrix has been granted a license to distribute content in the state via the CasinoEngine platform. This brought new gaming content to the state and marked a significant step forward in EveryMatrix’s ambitions to develop further and cement its US presence.
Michigan has been in the headlines recently, with a significant step toward expanding gambling in the state officially announced at the beginning of the year. PokerStars decided to share the Michigan and New Jersey player pools. This made PokerStars the state’s first Multi-State Internet Gaming Agreement (MSIGA) operator.