Blanco brings a leading-edge perspective and technology expertise to complement the Company's leadership team
LAS VEGAS, April 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) ("Scientific Games" or the "Company") announced today that Victor Blanco will join the Company in 2022 as Chief Technology Officer.
In this role, Blanco will oversee Scientific Games' technology strategy to support the Company's leadership across gaming, lottery, sports betting, and iGaming as well as support the development and execution of the Company's great games.
"Victor's innovative and strategic approach to both software and hardware design is a great fit for our Scientific Games leadership team," said Scientific Games President and CEO, Barry Cottle. "We know that his leadership will ensure we are providing the most innovative games, systems and products for our partners and players."
A proven leader in the gaming industry, Blanco is an innovative technologist who is passionate about Cloud, Automation and Embedded Systems technologies. Most recently, he served as Chief Technology Officer at Aristocrat where he led technology strategy and was instrumental in building the technologies and teams that contributed to a successful turnaround for Aristocrat's land-based gaming business. He also led Aristocrat's expansion into social casino and casual games.
Prior to joining Aristocrat, Blanco served as the director of software architecture for HTC and served in multiple software engineering roles at Microsoft where Blanco was part of the team that developed the first Xbox game console and online service.
"Scientific Games has always been at the forefront of innovation, and I can't wait to join this team," Blanco said. "The dream of any technology strategist is to work at an organization like Scientific Games where creativity and innovation are at the heart of the Company."
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About Scientific Games
Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) is a world leader in entertainment offering dynamic games, systems and services for casino, lottery, social gaming, online gaming and sports betting. Scientific Games offers the gaming industry's broadest and most integrated portfolio of game content, advanced systems, cutting-edge platforms and professional services. Committed to responsible gaming, Scientific Games delivers what customers and players value most: trusted security, engaging entertainment content, operating efficiencies and innovative technology. For more information, please visit scientificgames.com.
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