Victor Blanco to Join Scientific Games as Chief Technology Officer
Blanco Brings a Leading-Edge Perspective and Technology Expertise to Complement the Company’s Leadership Team
LAS VEGAS – April 15, 2021 – 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.”
About Light & Wonder, Inc.
Light & Wonder, Inc. (formerly known as Scientific Games Corporation), is the global leader in cross-platform games and entertainment. The Company brings together 5,000 employees from six continents to connect content between land-based and digital channels with unmatched technology and distribution. Guided by a culture that values daring teamwork and creativity, the Company builds new worlds of play, developing game experiences loved by players around the globe. Its OpenGaming™ platform powers the largest digital-gaming network in the industry. The Company is committed to the highest standards of integrity, from promoting player responsibility to implementing sustainable practices. To learn more, visit lnw.com.
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