Scientific Games has appointed Steve Beason as its new President, Digital and Sports Betting.
He returns to Scientific Games having previously held the positions of Enterprise Chief Technology Officer and President of the company’s Lottery Systems group between 2005 and 2016.
Beason has four decades of experience advancing lottery, gaming and wagering technology, having most recently served as Group CTO for Inspired Entertainment. Previous industry experience includes seven years as CTO for The Hong Kong Jockey Club, and 12 years as Vice President of Software at GTECH.
“Steve’s experience and hands-on team approach make him a perfect fit to complement our Executive Leadership Team,” said Scientific Games CEO Pat McHugh. “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.
“Our recent successes in Denmark, Hungary, Turkey, and Azerbaijan, where we deliver integrated programs for lottery instant games, draw games and sports betting across retail and digital channels, have created opportunities and an exciting need to expand our technology leadership across all lottery categories and consumer experiences.”
Providing games, technology, analytics and services to lotteries around the world, Scientific Games has 130 customers in 50 countries, and currently serves over 20 digital lottery customers, providing lottery sports betting solutions in Canada, Europe and the US.