The Michigan Lottery technically offered online gambling before it was cool, as online lottery sales in the state anticipated the launch of Michigan online casino games. Now the Lottery is about to add IGT online lottery games to continue competing for the attention of Michiganders.
The Michigan Lottery joins a small group of American lotteries that offer IGT’s wide range of online games. These vary in format, from simple games reminiscent of scratchers to casino-like presentations. The exact launch date for the new content, however, is still uncertain.
IGT Online Lottery Games Are Coming to Michigan
A Tuesday press release broke the news to the Michiganders. IGT and the Michigan Lottery have reached an agreement to add IGT’s lottery content to Michigan’s current online lottery platform.
IGT Chief Operating Officer, Global Lottery Jay Gendron congratulated the Michigan Lottery on its current success.
“IGT’s advanced RGS integration will provide the Michigan Lottery and its players with an extensive library of premium iLottery content, diversifying the lottery’s portfolio with well-known eInstants and omnichannel themes,” Gendron said.
“As a leader in this space, the Michigan Lottery has built a robust iLottery offering from the ground up, and IGT is thrilled that we can contribute to its continued success through the launch of our games.”
The release does not mention a specific launch date for new IGT content. The statement simply says it will happen “soon”. It also indicates that IGT’s online lottery games predate this Michigan launch in Georgia, Kentucky and Rhode Island.
Each time the launch takes place, (senior) Michiganders will have access to a whole host of new options.
According to the IGT website, its online lottery content contains options for players regardless of their preferences. There are options for those looking for online versions of familiar lottery games, as well as those looking for an online casino-like experience as well.
Bingo and crossword puzzles are representative of the traditional titles on the menu. Games that imitate online slot machines to understand Cleopatra and siberian storm. IGT also offers licensed content like ghost hunters– and Wheel of Fortune-themed games.
All new IGT titles will supplement, not replace, current Michigan Lottery offerings. Players will still be able to simply log in to get their Mega Millions tickets, for example. In the near future, this will be one of many options on the Michigan Lottery app or website.