Bob Akeret is FSB’s newest latest addition to the FSB team. Akeret will join the sports wagering and online gaming technology supplier as the Vice President of Operations for North America. Previously, Akeret was employed as the Director of Operations and Customer Experience at Resorts Digital Gaming.
Akeret has amassed years of experience in his various positions as the project manager. He has seen the launch of numerous products, as well as dabbled in acquisition retention marketing, regulatory compliance, and risk management, making him just the man for the job.
At Resorts Digital Gaming, he was actively involved in the launch of ResportsCasino.com, the very 1st retail and online sportsbook in New Jersey. He was also part of the team during the launch of the operator’s daily fantasy sports platform powered by FSB technology, Resorts Digital.
As VP of operations for the North American market, Akeret will be responsible for overseeing the entire market, making sure that FBB targets customers in the region with custom products and services. This will include making sure that the market and its customers have an array of retail and online sportsbook technologies.
As the main man in charge of operations in the country, he also has to build long-lasting relationships with 3rd parties such as data suppliers and payment processors, which are some of the components that will ensure FSB’s success as it makes its entry into the North American iGaming technology market. Upon taking up his role in FSB, Akeret will report to the top boss and COO Glenn Elliot.
FSB boasts a huge array of products and services that are well suited to the burgeoning US iGaming and sports betting market. The tech product range that FSB has to offer included white label solutions that consist of a sportsbook, online casino, as well as a customer-centric registration and wallet platform.
It also provides custom integrations, retail solutions that cover everything from casino installations to licensed betting shops and self-service betting, as well as offer geographic support to its growing list of customers.
Dave McDowell, CEO of FSB, was pleased about FSB’s newest hire and had this to say about his new VP of operations:
“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 himself couldn’t have been prouder of his new job title saying: “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. 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.”
FSB well suited for sports betting and iGaming market in America
Just recently, FSB entered into a partnership with Sports IQ, a company specializing in providing odds feed, as it furthers its expansion into the quickly suturing US sports betting and iGaming market. Thanks to this deal, FSB will now offer its current and prospective betting clients Sports IQ’s pre-match and in-play betting odds from various US sports including the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, as well as numerous collegiate leagues in the country.
FSB is keen on capturing the US market with as many unique offerings as possible, which is exactly what the tech company needs to stand out in a crowded market. FSB already enjoys a vibrant and impressive European customer base so it shouldn’t be too difficult for the Sportsbook technology supplier to replicate the results in the North American market.
Although FSB has its sights set on the North American market, it also recently made major moves and extended its partnership with BetLion, one of Africa’s biggest operators. BetLion has been utilizing FSB’s technology and services for its FSB powered online and mobile sportsbook since 2017, which is no small feat. Today, FSB’s technology is available for African bettors in Kenya and Zambia, with plans for BetLion to expand into more countries as time goes by.
As you can tell, FSB’s high-end platform allows for operators, no matter where in the world they are located, to enter countless jurisdictions with a localized offering, which will be crucial for any North American clients that FSB hopes to work with. FSB has a deep understanding of what its customers need to play to their strengths in various markets.
As more and more states work towards legalizing sports betting in the country, FSB has a lot of opportunities to exploit. By the end of 2021, it is expected that more than two-thirds of all states in the country will have permitted some form of legalized sports betting, which translated to lots and lots of potential customers for FSB.
As we move into the new year, FSB and other suppliers will want to focus on what new developments and changes the year will bring, especially reflecting on how much has already changed this year with a pandemic at large.
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