2021 saw several new online casinos launch as the industry strengthened in those US states that had legalized this practice, including Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. Michigan joined this exclusive club in 2021, with several online casinos launching earlier in the year.
The online gambling phenomenon has gained traction, with several states lining up to enact new legislation allowing it. Its revenue benefits are evident in those states where online gambling is permitted. This became even more apparent during Covid-19 where people could not leave their homes to visit brick-and-mortar casinos. Even though many have reopened and returned to normal operations, online gambling numbers are growing. Many players report that it is their preferred way of enjoying this entertainment form.
Here are some sites launched in 2021 worthy of mention:
Play Gun Lake, Michigan
The Gun Lake Casino in Wayland, Michigan, opened in 2011. It is a Native American-operated casino facility, boasting gambling entertainment to suit every player’s tastes. When Michigan online gambling became legal, Gun Lake launched its Play Gun Lake site, working with Pennsylvania online giant Parx to bring users a world-class online casino experience. Among its offerings is a substantial sportsbook that bettors can use to place wagers on all major sporting events from anywhere within Michigan borders.
Golden Nugget, Michigan
The Golden Nugget online casino site has been live in New Jersey since 2013. However, it evaluated online gambling in Michigan and the math behind it, sensing an opportunity to expand its operations. After obtaining an MI online gambling license in 2021, its site launched in partnership with the Ojibwa Casino and Keweenaw Bay Indian community. It offers slots and table games in addition to sports betting.
The Borgata online casino launched in the Keystone State in early 2021. Borgata keeps adding new games to its existing offering, including exclusive titles like the Bellagio Fountains of Fortune and Bison Fury. Players can choose between online slots and table games or live dealer games that enhance users’ experiences, bringing them as close to a brick-and-mortar casino visit as possible. For the US economy, 2021 has seen a remarkable recovery after the unprecedented crisis brought on by Covid-19. Not since the Great Depression has America faced such high unemployment rates and business closures. However, recovery efforts seem to be working, with unemployment falling drastically in recent months.
Stardust Casino, Pennsylvania
The Stardust online casino went live in Pennsylvania in April 2021 after announcing its intentions to operate in the Keystone State in March. After receiving its final regulatory approval and license from Pennsylvania’s Gaming Control Board, Stardust expanded beyond New Jersey borders and launched in competition with several established online operators.
DraftKings Casino, Michigan
DraftKings is an established name in the online casino industry, having been one of the first to start operating when states began legalizing the practice. This year, it launched a site that Michigan players can access, bringing the legendary DraftKings gambling experience to the Great Lakes State.