Soaring Eagle Has Gaming Partner
Nearly all of the casinos in Michigan have launched iGaming of some kind since the end of January, but not all Native American tribes have been able to find partners.
Nearly all of the biggest names in the iGaming industry have been chosen, but some companies still remain.
The Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe has been searching for an online partner for a few months, and it finally has one in place. The Tribes announced it had reached an agreement with GAN to offer both online casino gaming and online sports betting.
GAN is based in the UK, but it is already familiar with the Michigan online casino industry as it already has three partners in the state. This company has also been able to earn eight other partnerships in the US.
The Saginaw Chippewa Indians own and operate the Soaring Eagle Casino Resort as well as the Saganing Eagles Landing. These are located in Mount Pleasant and Standish, respectively.
With this announcement, every Native American tribe in the state of Michigan has now announced an online casino partnership. Firekeepers Casino has also not yet launched an online option, but a deal is already in place.
The Soaring Eagle Casino Resort has quickly fallen behind the competition as retail sports betting has not yet launched either. Michigan has seen more than $1 billion in online sports betting handle since it began on January 22.
The Michigan Gaming Control Board will have to approve this deal before it becomes official, but the fact that GAN is already approved in the state will help. It is unclear when this could be approved, but the Saginaw Tribe is ready to get this site launched.
Several Tribes Offering Prizes
Memorial Day weekend is usually a big time for the casino gaming industry, and tribes in Michigan are attempting to bring in business with prizes and giveaways. Several Native American tribes have already announced these plans, and the loosening of COVID-19 restrictions should attract business.
Most tribal casinos have done away with mask mandates at this point, and some are operating at near 100 percent capacity. These properties do not have to follow COVID-19 guidelines set by the state.
Firekeepers Casino is giving away a pontoon boat on Saturday, with several other giveaways planned throughout the day. Customers that have a Patriot Card will receive a free $10 credit to be used at the casino.
Four Winds Casino has three properties throughout the state of Michigan, and drawings will be held all weekend long. A brand new Ford Mustang will be awarded at two separate times this weekend at one of the properties.
Northern Waters Casino is another property looking to reward its patrons by giving away a motorcycle on Saturday night. The casino in Watersmeet also has several other smaller raffles throughout the day.
At the Little River Casino in Manistee, active players will be surprised with free gaming credits all weekend long. Little River will also be giving out close to $80,000 in the Spring Ka-Ching promotion.
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