Gambling Insider understands Jamie Odell, former CEO of Aristocrat Leisure, has joined fellow supplier Scientific Games as Special Advisor to the Chairman and CEO.
Odell was Aristocrat CEO for eight years before leaving the company in 2017. During his time as CEO, Aristocrat's market capitalisation grew approximately 477% from $1.2bn to $7.5bn.
Before joining Aristocrat, Odell held numerous executive roles in the global beverage industry.
Odell will now offer advice on gaming industry trends and market innovations, working closely with CEO Barry Cottle and directly advising Ronald Perelman, Chairman of the Board.
It is understood Odell will be based in Australia and has been brought in with a particular view to growing Scientific Games’ operations in the country, as well as other markets.
Odell’s appointment is expected to be announced later today US time.