FSB strikes Deadwood sports wagering deal with slot route operator AG Trucano

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Sports betting and igaming tech firm FSB has made a further advance in the North American market with the announcement of a sports wagering agreement with slot route operator AG Trucano (AGT).

Subject to license approval, the agreement will see FSB’s next generation self-service betting kiosks distributed across 11 AGT-operated casinos in Deadwood, South Dakota. Two of the 11 casinos will also be supported by FSB’s over-the-counter EPOS solution as the global company continues to make strides in retail.

AGT, which currently manages more than 600 slots in the city of Deadwood, has been operating in South Dakota since 1989 when gaming was legalized. This latest venture sees the firm operate a single retail sportsbook across the 11 casinos.

For FSB, the agreement follows on from the freshening up of its North American leadership team earlier this year that saw Vice President of Pre-Sales, Mike Van Ermen, and Vice President of Operations, Bob Akeret, join from Circa Sports and Resorts Digital Gaming respectively.

Van Ermen commented: “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.

“This deal is testament to the strength of our localized 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.”

Bart Hamm, President and Owner at Aces Full Inc (AG Trucano), said: “With the legalization 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.”

Mike Trucano, Founder and Consultant to AGT, added: “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.”