March 21, 2023 3 min read


Scientific Games Promotes Key Leaders to Boost Digital Growth

The move follows the company's sale to Brookfield Business Partners in April 2022 and aims to capitalize on the momentum generated by the acquisition

Scientific Games, a leading provider of lottery products, technology, and services to government-sponsored lottery programs globally, is expanding its digital and sports betting teams to continue serving its digital lottery and lottery sports betting customers worldwide. 

Amy Bergette, Kira Summers, and Merv Huber Promoted in Scientific Games’ Push for Digital Growth

Scientific Games offers digital lottery games, player loyalty clubs, mobile apps, CRM, and iLottery solutions to more than 20 US and 30 international lotteries, with lottery sports betting customers in the US, Canada, and Europe. The company is renowned for its innovative products, and in the past year, it has launched many exciting programs, including a new mobile app for the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery, a new second-chance program for the Georgia Lottery, and 60 new eInstant games for its global customer base.

As part of the re-alignment of its leadership team, Scientific Games has made several key promotions, with Amy Bergette being promoted to senior vice president of digital solutions, Kira Summers to vice president of operations and planning for digital, and Merv Huber to vice president of digital growth. These promotions reflect the company’s focus on enhancing its digital and sports offerings, ensuring that it remains at the forefront of industry innovation.

Just last week Scientific Games also announced the appointment of Nick Negro as its Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Negro is now responsible for the financial strategy, operations, and planning of the company, and reports directly to CEO Barry Cottle. 

Negro has over 20 years of experience in financial leadership roles, including at MGM Resorts International and Caesars Entertainment. His expertise in financial planning and analysis, corporate finance, and strategic planning is a valuable asset to Scientific Games as the company continues to grow and expand in the gaming and lottery industries. 

Scientific Games Hiring for Various Digital and Sports Roles as It Advances Lottery Industry Solutions

According to Steve Beason, the president of digital and sports, Scientific Games is allocating resources towards individuals, products, and technology platforms that enable lotteries to interact with their players through various channels. 

They have reevaluated their strategic priorities and development routes to establish Scientific Games as the foremost digital and sports provider on a global scale. Their aim is to aid their clients in generating revenue for their beneficiary programs in a responsible manner.

The company is also hiring for several roles related to its digital and sports business, including a head of digital business development, iLottery technical operations manager, senior technological operations engineer, senior web developer, senior web engineer, and senior UI/UX designer. 

Scientific Games has a long history of innovation and is renowned for its pioneering role in digital and sports betting solutions for lotteries since 2004. The company provides retail and digital games, technologies, analytics, and services to 130 lotteries in 50 countries. Its focus on enhancing its digital and sports offerings will ensure that it remains a leader in the industry, delivering innovative products and services that engage players across all channels.


Silvia has dabbled in all sorts of writing – from content writing for social media to movie scripts. She has a Bachelor's in Screenwriting and experience in marketing and producing documentary films. With her background as a customer support agent within the gambling industry, she brings valuable insight to the Gambling News writers’ team.

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