Former Scientific Games CEO Gavin Isaacs has joined sports betting and gaming technology supplier SBTech as the firm’s new Non-Executive Chairman with a view to growing its US presence. SBTech already has several partnerships in place with casinos in New Jersey and Mississippi.

Commenting on his latest industry role, he said: “I was approached by a number of companies since leaving Scientific Games, however I chose to join SBTech due to its, superior technology, high standards across every discipline, entrepreneurial approach and incredible ambition and potential to grow further across a wide variety of regulated markets including the US where I am based and have an extensive network, knowledge and experience.

“The business has already made significant in-roads into the newly regulated US sports betting market and I am extremely excited to be able to help and advise the senior management team to expand that even further across 2019 and beyond.”

Isaacs, a qualified lawyer, spent the last four years as CEO and board member of Scientific Games prior to which he was CEO of SHFL Entertainment.

“We’re thrilled that someone of Gavin’s caliber, credibility and experience has chosen to join SBTech. This is a huge coup for the business,” said Richard Carter, CEO. “Gavin’s two decades of successfully leading, transforming, and acquiring some of the biggest businesses in the gaming sector will be a massive advantage for us, particularly in the US where we have already partnered and gone live with several large brands across multiple states and where there are many more opportunities to grow.”