Betting and gaming technology provider FSB has appointed US retail and online gambling veteran Bob Akeret as its Vice President of Operations for North America.
The move comes as the company prepares to launch into the North American market. Based in New Jersey and reporting to COO Glenn Elliott, Akeret will target the market with a bespoke product and service offering, including localised retail and online sportsbook technologies.
Dave McDowell, CEO of FSB, said: “Bob is one of the most experienced retail and online gambling executives in North America and I am delighted to welcome him to the team. Securing Bob is a real coup for FSB as we prepare to enter the North American market with our leading technology.
“We see huge potential for our products and services as the US market continues to roll out and, with Bob on board, we will be able to make sure our technologies meet the exact needs of operators and players across North America.”
Akeret (pictured) joins from Resorts Digital Gaming where he held the position of Director of Operations and Customer Experience. He led the launch of ResportsCasino.com, the operator’s first retail and online sportsbook in the state of New Jersey, alongside the FSB-powered fantasy sports site, FastPick.com.
He said of the move: “I am extremely excited by the opportunity to join FSB and showcase my gaming experience in the US market where there are tremendous opportunities for the business.
“FSB has seen incredible growth over the past few years and I believe the most recent commitment from Clairvest solidifies this,” continued Akeret.
“As we fine tune our product for the market and continue to build out our US team, I really do believe we are in a great position to succeed.”