FSB has further expanded its international presence, securing regulatory approval from the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO), as the provincial betting space continues to grow.
In doing so, the London-based software developer has become one of the first betting and igaming suppliers to secure a Gaming Related Supplier licence in Ontario.
The firm is preparing to be licence-ready ahead of the opening of the Ontario online gambling market next Monday, 4 April. FSB will make its omnichannel sportsbook and web casino aggregation platforms available to operator partners in the territory.
Dave McDowell, FSB CEO, said: “This hugely exciting news is a landmark moment for FSB and adds further fuel to our aggressive, forward momentum in the North American region.
“The pre-market opening approval from the AGCO pays a huge tribute to the quality of our technology, services and people as we push forward in global regulated markets in 2022.”
The expansion of the Ontario’s gaming market – which some commentators have projected to become one of the most prominent sectors on the continent – has seen European operators such as 888 and most recently Fitzdares secure licences.
FSB describes its acquisition of a supplier licence in the province as a “another leap forward” for its North American operations, shortly after securing a sports betting deal in the US state of South Dakota.
Bob Akeret, Vice President of Operations, North America at FSB, remarked: “It’s an immensely proud moment for our FSB North American team to be one of the first suppliers to receive AGCO certification.
“Being licensed as a Gaming Related Supplier as the market opens puts us in a strong position to play a leading role in Ontario and build further and faster on the major growth we have achieved in North America over the last 12 months. This is an opportunity we look forward to embracing.”