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FSB expands to South Dakota with AG Trucano sports betting deal


Sports betting and online gaming provider FSB has announced a sports wagering agreement with slot machine operator AG Trucano (AGT), which will see FSB’s self-service kiosks offered in South Dakota.

The kiosks will be available in 11 AGT casinos throughout the city of Deadwood.

Two of these casinos will also have support from FSB’s over-the-counter EPOS system.

AGT has been operating in South Dakota since gaming was legalized there in 1989. The company manages 600 slots in Deadwood.

Sports betting was legalized in South Dakota in March, after legislation was signed into law by Kristi Noem, Governor of South Dakota. In August, BetMGM became the first operator to launch in the state.

Rules were drafted in May, which stipulated several guidelines including a mandatory application fee of $5,000 for those who wish to provide sports betting and specific language for sports wagering equipment record inspection.

In January, FSB made two appointments to its senior management team ahead of its expansion into North America. Larry Pelzer joined as vice president of sales, while Mike Van Erman was appointed to identify potential partners.

“This is a tremendous step forward for FSB as we continue to make progress in the North American market,” said Van Ermen.

“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.”

FSB also signed a deal with Sports IQ in September 2020 to prepare for the expansion.

“It’s been a pleasure working with FSB’s Business Development Manager, Lisa Waterfield and Mike on this agreement,” said Mike Trucano, founder and consultant to AGT.

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