The Michigan Lottery offered online gambling before it was cool, as online lottery sales in the state preempted the launch of US online casinos. The Lottery is about to add IGT online lottery games to continue to compete for Michiganders’ attention.
The Michigan Lottery joins a small group of US lotteries that offer IGT’s expansive array of online games. Those range in format from simple games reminiscent of scratchers to casino-like presentations. The exact launch of the new content is still uncertain, however.
IGT online lottery games coming to Michigan
A Tuesday press release announces the news to Michiganders. IGT and the Michigan Lottery have an agreement to add IGT’s lottery content to Michigan’s current online lottery platform.
IGT Chief Operating Officer, Global Lottery Jay Gendron praised the Michigan Lottery for its current success.
“The integration of IGT’s advanced RGS 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 stated.
“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 the new IGT content. The release merely says that it will happen “soon.” It also states IGT’s online lottery games predated this Michigan launch in Georgia, Kentucky, and Rhode Island.
Whenever the launch does occur, Michiganders (of age) will have access to a wealth of new options.
New IGT online lottery games coming to Michigan
According to IGT’s website, its online lottery content contains options for players regardless of preferences. There are options for those looking for online versions of familiar lottery games, along with those seeking a more online casino-like experience as well.
Bingo and crossword games are representative of the traditional titles on the menu. Games that mimic online slots include Cleopatra and Siberian Storm. IGT also offers licensed content like Ghostbusters– and Wheel of Fortune-themed games.
All the new IGT titles will be in addition, not in place of, the Michigan Lottery’s current offerings. Players will still be able to simply log onto get their Mega Millions tickets, for example. In the near future, that will be one of just many options on the Michigan Lottery app or website.