Scientific Games appoints new president of digital & sports betting

Scientific Games has named Steve Beason to its executive leadership team as its new global President of Digital and Sports Betting.

Beason returns to the company after previously serving as enterprise chief technology officer and president of the company’s lottery systems group between 2005 and 2016.

Beason has four decades of experience in lottery, gaming, and betting technology and most recently served as Group CTO for Inspired Entertainment. He has also previously held the roles of CTO for The Hong Kong Jockey Club, one of the world’s oldest gaming operators, and Vice President of Software at GTECH.

Scientific Games CEO Pat McHugh, said: “Steve’s experience and hands-on team approach make him a perfect fit to complement our executive leadership team. He’ll add immediate value across our technology, operations, content, and services offerings with a global view on commercially developing our business. Under Steve’s leadership, as we continue to accelerate growth, our digital product innovation will enhance each of our existing product lines expanding play and promotion of lottery games.”

McHugh said that the rapidly expanding iLottery and sports betting markets were a major focus for Scientific Games following its recent sale to Canadian investment firm Brookfield Business Partners.

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