Michigan remains a hot topic this summer, as state regulators are working hard towards a potential October launch for iGaming. There are still many casinos without online partners, so more partnership announcements may be forthcoming in the meantime.
West Virginia is also at the top of the watch list after DraftKings Casino went live in July. That being the case, we could potentially see other sites launching in the near future.
Pennsylvania is now into its second year of regulated iGaming, and most licensed operators have now launched. The two out-of-state qualified gaming entities, Golden Nugget and BetMGM, could receive their permits this month. PokerStars could also be getting some competition soon, as partypoker is expected to launch under MGM’s license.
Meanwhile, the reopening of land-based casinos has stagnated. Roughly 85% of properties were open throughout July, but we could see some close down again in August as COVID-19 cases soar.
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