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Stephen Crystal

American

Founder & CEO
SCCG Management

Stephen Crystal is the Founder and CEO of SCCG Management, a consultancy for the iGaming and casino industries. The company has specialised in sports betting, iGaming, sports marketing, affiliate marketing, technology, intellectual property protection, product commercialisation, esports, capital formation, M&A, joint ventures, casino management, as well as in governmental and legal affairs since 1992.
Education
  • Dartmouth College
    1983-1987
  • American University Washington College of Law
    1989-1992

MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS

Crystal earned a Bachelor of Science in Political Science and Government from Dartmouth College in 1987. He went on to the American University Washington College of Law in 1989 and graduated in 1992 with a Doctorate.  

Under his leadership, the company recently partnered with Brazil-based law firm Abdala Advogados to influence the Brazilian commercial gaming market, as well as “ensure that stakeholders, investors, and businesses enjoy a well-informed, legally sound and strategic advantage.” 

Crystal has also led the charge toward an alliance between SCCG Management and the Pillow Fight Championship (PFC), a sport that is steadily gaining global recognition. He recently described the partnership with the league as a “match made in heaven.” 

Crystal commented, “PFC has tapped into a unique and dynamic sports category that seamlessly blends physical skills, strategy, and is massively entertaining. We're thrilled to bring our expertise in the niche sports sector to further amplify PFC's global reach and potential."

EMPLOYMENT

Crystal is no stranger to the casino and iGaming industries. His lengthy career spans more than 30 years. He is a former Nevada-licensed Las Vegas casino owner and executive and has acquired a wealth of knowledge in both he iGaming and casino arenas.  

Prior to entering the gambling industry, Crystal served New Hampshire as a State Representative from 1986 to 1988. He represented Hanover, New Hampshire during his term and served on the state’s Energy Committee. While in office, Crystal authored Aid to Blind legislation and Motor Voter.  

Alongside running SCCG Management, Crystal currently works as Head of North America Development for Betfred, which he started in 2018.

PRODUCTS LAUNCHED

Crystal recently led SCCG Management to form a strategic partnership with the American Ultimate Disc League (AUDL). Under the terms of the deal, the two worked together to provide New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts with licensing approval services.

The company said it collaborated with regulatory organisations to make sure that AUDL’s operations meet the compliance laws and regulations in all three states.

Crystal elaborated further by saying, "Our team has a proven track record of navigating the complex regulatory landscape in these states and we are confident that our expertise will help ensure a smooth licensing process for AUDL."

SCCG has partnered with: Aware, Snapscreen, Land Vegas, Winfellas, Sparket, Pillow Fight Championship, OddsAI, Yepp, Golden Race, Scrimmage, Gamer Wager, Zed RunGrin Gaming, Rolling Insights, Wazdan, Booming Games, Granary Way Media, BlueBat Games, Tour Trader Pro, i3 Integrity, PandaBet, BGaming and more.


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