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Nevada is set to become “a key state” for FSB after the sports betting and igaming service provider was unanimously recommended for licensing approval in a public hearing.

This saw a host of senior figures from within the group attend a Nevada Gaming Control Board hearing earlier this week in a bid to seek authorisation to provide their services in the region.

The receipt of a manufacturers and information service provider licence will mean FSB can offer partners online casino and sports wagering services within the Silver State.

“We aspire to be part of the long-term sports betting and igaming story in Nevada and North America generally and this licensing application clearly communicates our deep ambitions,” said Dave McDowell, Chief Executive Officer at FSB.

“Securing regulatory approval in Nevada is a true trust stamp on the quality of a service provider and as a tier one supplier with a laser focus on key regulated global markets this is a jurisdiction we simply have to be present in.”

FSB will seek to provide its proprietary omnichannel sportsbook to operator partners in Nevada, which the group hopes will enable partners to deliver “the exact sports betting experience required” for players.

Ian Freeman, Chief Revenue Officer at FSB, added: “Commercially, we identified Nevada as a key strategic state for FSB. Our product capabilities and the market opportunity are very well aligned.

“We are very thankful to the NGCB for their time and attention. It has been a very thorough process undertaken by extremely professional people. This milestone represents a significant step forward towards realising our commercial goals.”

This comes after a recent pair of HQ developments for the group, with FSB first strengthened its Latin American footprint via a South American technology hub in Colombia before detailing a “major” new base in Glasgow that is to open this autumn.