Scientific Games adds Beason to executive leadership team

Scientific Games has added Steve Beason to its executive leadership team. With four decades of experience advancing lottery, gaming and wagering technology, Beason will serve as president, digital and sports betting for the company’s expanding global business.

Beason returns to Scientific Games, previously holding the positions of enterprise chief technology officer and president of the company’s lottery systems group between 2005 and 2016. Most recently, he was Group CTO for Inspired Entertainment. His industry experience also includes seven years as CTO for The Hong Kong Jockey Club, one of the world’s oldest and premier gaming operators, and 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. 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 added: “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.”