Wazdan secures Michigan licence – www.betcompanies.net

Online casino games developer Wazdan has been awarded a licence for the US state of Michigan.

The provider said that its games – such as 9 Lions, Larry the Leprechaun and Black Horse Deluxe – would be available in Michigan soon, without specifying an exact date.

Michigan is the third US state within which Wazdan has secured a licence.

Six months after being awarded a transactional waiver from the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (NJDGE) in May last year, the Malta-based studio was handed a Lottery iGaming Interim Supplier Licence in West Virginia.

In January, Wazdan confirmed it was “in the process of finalising supplier licences in Michigan and Pennsylvania” after agreeing an exclusive aggregation deal with Light & Wonder, formerly known as Scientific Games.

Earlier this month, the studio added the Netherlands to its list of regulated markets, following Malta, the UK, Sweden, Romania, Greece, Estonia, Spain, Lithuania, Latvia, Denmark, Switzerland, Colombia, Portugal, Italy and Belarus.

Michal Imiolek, chief operating officer at Wazdan MI, said: “We are very pleased to receive our licence for Michigan, which marks our 19th regulated market certification.

“We work tirelessly to ensure our games meet the rigid standards expected by the industry’s regulators. North America has been a huge growth area for the business, and we can’t wait to hit the ground running in the state.”

Author: Raymond Fleming