Scott Butera has been appointed as Co-CEO of US sportsbook Vigtory, joining forces with the company’s current CEO Sam Rattner. He has also been given a role on the firm’s Board of Directors.

Butera, who brings 30 years of executive management and operational expertise across casino operations, sports betting and igaming, will lead strategy and corporate growth for the emerging sports betting and interactive gaming company which officially launches this Fall.

Prior to joining Vigtory, he was President of Interactive Gaming at MGM Resorts International where he was responsible for the development and operations of sports betting and online gaming across online and traditional platforms. 

He oversaw MGM Resorts’ professional sports partnerships, as well as its digital media strategy. During that tenure he was instrumental in the launch of BetMGM, the product of Roar Digital, MGM’s joint venture with GVC Holdings

He also played a key role in the formation of MGM Resorts’ historic gaming partnerships with the National Basketball Association, the National Hockey League, Major League Baseball, Major League Soccer and BetMGM’s partnership with the National Lacrosse League. Moreover, Butera helped form groundbreaking partnerships with Yahoo! Sports and Buffalo Wild Wings, as well as a market access partnership with Boyd Gaming.

On his latest role he commented: “I am incredibly excited to be joining Vigtory. While US sports betting and interactive gaming is off to a tremendous start, there are countless opportunities in under served sectors. Sam and I share a common vision to create a state-of-the-art customer experience, bringing unique sports betting products and a level of sophistication to a market that’s ripe for disruption.”

Rattner stated: “My blueprint for building Vigtory has always been to arm the company with specific knowledge, domain expertise and thought-leadership. For 30 years, Scott has helped successfully build and scale some of the most prominent companies in sports and gambling across the United States. I couldn’t be more excited for Scott to be on board.”