In a July 12 press release, the Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB) announced its authorization of the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi Indians’ and their platform provider partner NYX Digital’s launch of internet casino gaming and online sports betting. The online gaming and sports betting venture will operate under the FireKeepers Casino Hotel brand.

Commenting on the launch, MGCB Executive Director Henry Williams was excited to “welcome the addition of FireKeepers Casino and partner NYX Digital to Michigan’s growing online gaming and sports wagering market.”

After advocating for laws to enable federally recognized tribes in Michigan to seek licenses for internet casino gaming and online sports betting, the Nottawaseppi Huron Band, through FireKeepers casino, will be the thirteenth operator to provide both online gaming and sports betting in the state.

The Nottawaseppi Huron Band’s participation, according to Williams, “will generate revenue to support K-12 education, economic development and the Nottawaseppi Huron Band’s tribal community.”