SG Digital chief executive Davey set to depart

17 December 2018

Matt Davey (pictured) is to leave his role as CEO of SG Digital after less than a year in charge of the Scientific Games subsidiary.

Jordan Levin, currently senior vice president for corporate development and former president of SG Interactive, will take over the reins at the division at the end of the year.

Davey was CEO of NYX Gaming Group until it was acquired by Scientific Games in a CAD$775m ($579.0m/£458.9m/€578.9m) deal, in January 2018. NYX's online sports betting and casino technology was  combined with the supplier's SG Interactive products and services to form the SG Digital division a month later, with Davey named its chief executive.

Levin, who led the acquisition and integration of NYX , has been promoted to executive vice president and group chief executive of SG Digital.

As the company continues to build its digital portfolio in the US following the repeal of PASPA, Levin will be responsible for developing the division's strategy and will oversee all business functions.

"For SG Digital, Jordan's digital experience will prove immensely valuable, as he formally takes over our rapidly accelerating digital gaming and sports betting businesses," Scientific Games president and chief executive Barry Cottle said.

Scientific Games described Levin as a driving force behind the company's interactive and digital strategies, new business development and operations since joining in 2006.

SG Digital has already signed a series of deals in states that have passed iGaming and sports betting regulation, with Kindred, who will use its Open Platform System and Open Gaming System, among its recent partners.

Changes to the digital leadership coincide with a reshuffle of the supplier's lottery division. This will see Jim Kennedy, currently executive vice president and group CEO of SG Lottery, become chairman of the division.

Pat McHugh, who currently serves as senior vice president global lottery systems, has been appointed to replace Kennedy as executive vice president and group chief executive.

McHugh will be responsible for the global lottery business and will work with Kennedy to service existing relationships and grow the lottery business in the US and other major markets.