South Dakota beckons as FSB secures AG Trucano retail sportsbook deal

FSB has strengthened its North American appeal as it secures regulatory approval from the South Dakota Commission on Gaming.

FSB has asserted that it has “taken another step forward” to achieving its ambition in the North American market, after teaming-up with slot route operator AG Trucano.

Subject to license approval, the agreement will see FSB’s self-service betting kiosks distributed across 11 AGT-operated casinos in Deadwood, South Dakota. 

Furthermore, two of the 11 casinos will also be supported by the sports betting and igaming platform provider’s over-the-counter EPOS solution as the company eyes a global uptick.

Mike Trucano, founder and consultant to AGT, noted: “It’s been a pleasure working with FSB’s business development manager, Lisa Waterfield and Mike on this agreement. 

“We’ve been hugely impressed by their retail solution and look forward to distributing the FSB SSBT kiosks across 11 of our casinos.”

This new US venture for FSB follows on from the freshening up of their North American leadership team earlier this year, which saw Mike Van Ermen, vice president of pre-sales, and Bob Akeret, vice president of operations, join from Circa Sports and Resorts Digital Gaming respectively.

“This is a tremendous step forward for FSB as we continue to make progress in the North American market. AG Trucano has an outstanding reputation in South Dakota and we’re delighted to be building this partnership with them” Ermen explained.

“This deal is testament to the strength of our localised retail offering and the huge progress that FSB has made in 2021 in the US and globally. It’s great to see our momentum continuing.”

AGT has been operating in South Dakota since 1989 when gaming was legalised, and the organisation manages over 600 slots in the city of Deadwood. This venture will see them operate a single retail sportsbook across its 11 casinos.

Bart Hamm, president & owner, at Aces Full Inc (AG Trucano), added: “With the legalisation of sports betting in the city of Deadwood in 2020, we were keen to find a technically advanced US based team who would help us operate a retail sportsbook in our properties.

“FSB has a unique retail offering that gives us control and flexibility while allowing us to offer our patrons a sensational sports betting experience.”