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June 24, 2022 Sports Betting, Personnel

Scientific Games brings on Steve Beason as President, Digital and Sports Betting

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Beason joins the Executive Leadership Team after previously working with the company from 2005-2016.

Scientific Games, also known as Light & Wonder Inc., announced that the company would add Steve Beason to its Executive Leadership Team in the position of President, Digital and Sports Betting.

Beason brings 40 years of experience in advancing lottery, gaming and wagering technology and worked with the company before for over a decade. He held the positions of Enterprise Chief Technology Officer and President of the company’s Lottery Systems group from 2005-16.

Most recently, Beason served as Group CTO for Inspired Entertainment. His experience in the industry includes seven years as CTO for The Hong Kong Jockey Club. He also worked for 12 years as 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."

McHugh added: "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 stated that the expanding iLottery and sports betting markets will be a main focus for the company. Scientific Games is 100% lottery after being sold to Brookfield Business Partners in April 2022.

He said: "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."

Scientific Games has provided games, technology, analytics, and services worldwide since 1973.

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