James Schultz Joins Scientific Games as Executive VPPublished December 12, 2022 by Brett C
In his new role, Schultz will spearhead a comprehensive selection of government affairs, public policy, and advocacy strategies to synergize the business objectives of Scientific Games. He brings 11 months of experience to the table as a senior associate counsel and special assistant to former President Donald Trump.
Scientific Games has appointed James Schultz as the company's Executive Vice President (VP) of the head of Public Policy & Government Affairs. Schultz will guide public policy and government affairs initiatives to support the gaming and lottery technology provider's growth strategies.
Schultz brings the company a wealth of experience in the field, having served as Partner and Chair of the Northeast Government Advocacy Team at Holland & Knight, Senior Associate Counsel and Special Assistant to the President of the United States, General Counsel and Executive Deputy General Counsel for former Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett, and holding positions with the US Attorney's Office and White and Williams.
Most recently, he was appointed to the transition team for Pennsylvania's Governor-elect Josh Shapiro.
In his role at Scientific Games, Schultz will assist customers and associations in advocating for the lottery industry's responsible approach to generating billions of dollars for lottery beneficiaries.
Pat McHugh, CEO of Scientific Games, commented,
The lottery industry is growing rapidly and is constantly evolving. James Schultz brings substantial policy and legislative experience with him. He also has a deep understanding of the dynamics businesses face in highly regulated industries. These skills will be crucial in his new role at Scientific Games. The company is striving to create secure and sustainable solutions for its lottery partners. Schultz will help advance the company's mission to maximise good cause funding for its partners around the world.
Scientific Games Does Casino & Instant Win Games Well
As the world's largest producer of lottery instant games, Scientific Games has set the standard for game security for over 50 years. The company continuously innovates with consumer insights and licensed brands to offer high-performance products that generate 70% of the world's instant game retail sales. Scientific Games' portfolio includes over 160 terminal-generated games across ten categories designed to keep players spinning, winning, scratching, and matching, including virtual sports games, traditional draw, and Keno. The company also pioneered the PlayNow category of terminal-generated instant win games.
In addition to its traditional offerings, Scientific Games is also focused on creating new and exciting digital lottery experiences and driving the industry's sustainability. The company's library of entertaining second-chance and iLottery games fuses the retail & online experience, entertaining players and keeping them engaged through next-gen apps (Android and iOS) and loyalty clubs. These products are powered by Scientific Games' award-winning Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system.
Scientific Games also offers linked instant games, customisable microsites, and promotional kits to make marketing its games easy. The company has organised winners' events for over a decade, allowing players to participate in once-in-a-lifetime experiences with the industry's most exciting licensed brands.
About Scientific Games
Scientific Games is a global gaming and lottery industry leader, providing retail and digital products, technology, and services to government-sponsored lottery and sports betting programs. The company is known for its enterprise gaming platforms, entertainment experiences, and innovative retail and digital solutions, which help drive profits for its clients. Scientific Games also has a strong focus on data analytics and iLottery.
Founded in 1973, the company has built a reputation for reliability and security and is committed to providing reliable, secure, and sustainable solutions that help lotteries maximise good cause funding. Scientific Games' vision is to modernise the connections between lotteries and players worldwide, enabling them to engage healthily.