Scientific Games appoints new digital chief as Matt Davey exits


scientific-games-digital-jordan-levinUS gambling technology provider Scientific Games Corporation (SGC) continues to shuffle its senior management, as SG Digital boss Matt Davey will leave the company at the end of the year.

On Monday, SGC announced a series of executive appointments, including promoting current Exec VP Lottery Jim Kennedy as its new Chairman, Lottery. Pat McHugh, currently SVP Global Lottery Systems, is now the Lottery division’s Executive Vice President and Group Chief Executive.

SGC also named Jordan Levin as its new Executive Vice President and Group Chief Executive, Digital. Levin (pictured), who currently serves as SVP for Corporate Development, will take over from current SG Digital boss Davey, who will leave the SGC fold at the end of 2018.

Davey, who was appointed SG Digital boss in February, joined SGC following the company’s acquisition of NYX Gaming and its valuable OpenBet sports betting platform. SGC said Davey was leaving “with the integration of NYX now fully complete.”

Levin’s new role makes him responsible for “defining [SG Digital]’s overall strategic direction and overseeing all functions of the business.” Levin, an SGC vet since 2006, is said to have been “a driving force” behind the company’s digital and interactive strategies, and will utilize his “in-depth knowledge of digital gaming and sports betting” to further the divison’s prospects.

SGC president/CEO Barry Cottle said the new appointments “are the best people to continue our growth trajectory, deliver operational excellence and inspire our employees.”

Just last week, SGC bid adieu to vice-chairman Gavin Isaacs after two years in that role. Isaacs was named SGC’s CEO in 2014 following SGC’s acquisition of gaming technology supplier SHFL Entertainment, where Isaacs was also CEO.