High 5 Games received an online casino supplier licence by the Michigan Gaming Control Board, as the igaming supplier outlines a vision of working with “every online casino operator” as the region’s market expands.

Following on from a partnership inked with GAN last month, which is said to be targeting New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Michigan before further roll-outs, High 5 has also documented a link-up with Golden Nugget Online Gaming in the Wolverine State.

Anthony Singer, CEO and founder of High 5 Games, commented: “Following years of success in New Jersey, choosing Golden Nugget as a key partner for our Michigan launch was a no-brainer. 

“As a market leader with multiple operator of the year awards, the team at Golden Nugget knows how to deliver an incredible online casino experience. We’ve always loved working with them in New Jersey, and now that we’re ready to go with our Michigan license, we’re thrilled to get to build upon that relationship.”

It is anticipated that online casino will begin operation in Michigan during the early stages of next year, with High 5’s suite of igaming titles, which includes Double Da Vinci Diamonds, Triple Double Da Vinci Diamonds, and Secrets of the Forest, to be available via the Golden Nugget offering from day one. 

Warren Steven, senior director at GNOG, said: “High 5 Games has been a long standing partner of ours and has been an integral part of our success thus far in New Jersey. 

“We’re excited to extend our relationship to Michigan where goldennuggetcasino.com will continue to demonstrate our never-ending commitment to our players by providing them with the best online casino experience.”

Last week, the Michigan Gaming Control Board approved provisional licenses for 15 platform providers who will support commercial and tribal casinos’ online gaming and sports betting offerings. 

Of those organisations to have been awarded a provisional licence, Penn Sports Interactive (via Barstool), BetMGM and FanDuel already boast retail sportsbook partnerships within the state alongside Greektown Casino, MGM Grand Detroit and MotorCity Casino, respectively.

Elsewhere, provisional green-lights were gained by American Wagering (William Hill Sports Book), Churchill Downs Interactive Gaming (TwinSpires), Crown MI Gaming (DraftKings), GAN Nevada, Golden Nugget Online Gaming, NYX Digital Gaming, Parx Interactive, PointsBet Michigan, Rush Street Interactive MI, Sports Information Services (Kambi), TSG Interactive US Services (Fox Bet), and WSI US (Wynn Sports).