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Former Scientific Games CEO David L Kennedy resigns from board

Issuing a corporate filing, Nasdaq-listed Scientific Games Corporation (SGC) has confirmed that former Group Chief Executive David L Kennedy has chosen to resign from the firm’s board of corporate governance. Updating stakeholders, SGC informs that Kennedy will end his 10-year executive tenure on 31 December 2019, after choosing to retire from all corporate activities. Kennedy had formerly served as Group …

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Tech hungry DraftKings reported to be eyeing SBTech takeover

Published as a ‘developing news story’, US industry news source LegalSportsReport.com (LSR) informs that DraftKings is on the ‘cusp of acquiring’ online gambling platform provider SBTech in a deal that will have global ramifications for multiple industry stakeholders. In its update, LSR reports that multiple sources have confirmed negotiations between the two parties, but as yet no information has been …

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Melissa Riahei joins SBTech US as President

Sports betting and gaming technology provider SBTech US has strengthened its leadership offering with the appointment of Melissa Riahei, who will take up the role as President. Riahei, who has considerable experience across the gaming and lottery industries, will oversee US operations with the task of focusing on building out the groups’ US infrastructure to support SBTech’s existing customers and establishing its presence …

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US lotto disruptor Jackpocket secures Gavin Issacs as corporate advisor

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SBTech Chairman Gavin Issacs, one of global gambling’s leading figureheads has backed New York start-up Jackpocket, an enterprise seeking to revolutionise consumer lottery engagements across all US states. Issacs the former Group Chief Executive & President of Scientific Games (2014-17), will act as a senior advisor to Jackpocket’s board, leadership and investment partners. Founded by tech entrepreneur Peter Sullivan, Jackpocket …

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Gavin Isaacs: Helping SBTech to navigate key regulated markets

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Having joined SBTech just three weeks ago, Gavin Isaacs has already set about using his 20 years of high-level gaming experience to bolster the company’s US presence. We spoke to Isaacs about how his experience with Scientific Games, Bally and SHFL Entertainment can be translated into success for his new employers, what convinced him to join the SBTech project, and …

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SBTech targets increased US presence through Isaacs addition

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Gavin Isaacs will use his “extensive network, knowledge and experience” of the US market to drive an increased presence for SBTech across the pond. The former Scientific Games CEO has become the new Non-Executive Chairman for SBTech, a sports betting and gaming technology supplier who reacted to last year’s PASPA repeal by striking several partnership agreements with leading casinos in …

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Scientific Games boosts income & cash-flow despite currency exchange impacts

Nasdaq-listed Scientific Games Corporation has stated that integration initiatives and cost focused synergies implemented in 2015 have helped the company record an income boost of $50 million up 178% on Q1 2015’s $18 million. Updating the market on its Q1 2016 performance (period ending 31 March), Scientific Games reported growth on revenue and earnings ‘metrics, despite being impacted by unfavourable …

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Scientific Games appoints Susan Cartwright as Corporate Communications VP

NASDAQ listed gambling technology provider Scientific Games Corporation (SGC), has confirmed the appointment of Susan Cartwright as Vice President of Corporate Communications. A gambling marketing strategy specialist, Cartwright joins SGC from competitor International Game Technology (IGT), were she led a number of branding, thought leadership and investor relations initiatives for IGT group as VP of Communications. SGC detailed that Cartwright …

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Scientific Games appoints Michael Quartieri as CFO & Corporate Secretary

Scientific Games has announced the promotion of Michael Quartieri to Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Quartieri will further serve as corporate secretary succeeding Scott Schweinfurth. Quartieri a nine year Las Vegas Sands Corp leadership veteran joined Scientific Games in November as Corporate Controller. Having served an introductory period assesing Scientific Games Corporation’s operations, Quartieri will now be tasked with leading the …

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Scientific Games hunts for new CFO as Scott D Schweinfurth retires

Gambling technology provider Scientific Games is on the lookout for a new CFO, following the announcement that Scott D Schweinfurth will retire  as Executive Vice President, Company Secretary and Chief Financial Officer. Updating company stakeholders, Scientific Games governance informed that it had appointed executive search firm Egen Zehnder to lead the appointment for Schweinfurth successor. The Company plans to consider both …

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