US sportsbook Vigtory, has appointed Scott Butera as Co-CEO joining forces with current CEO of the company, Sam Rattner. He has also been given a role on the board of directors of the firm.
Butera, brings with him 30 years of executive management and operational expertise across casino operations, sports betting, and igaming, will lead strategy and corporate growth for the emerging sports betting and interactive gaming company that will officially launch this Autumn.
He was President of Interactive Gaming at MGM Resorts International before joining Vigtory where he was responsible for the development and operations of sports betting and online gaming across online and traditional platforms.
He oversaw the professional sports partnerships of MGM Resorts, as well as its strategy on digital media. He was instrumental in the launch of BetMGM, the product of Roar Digital, a joint venture between MGM and GVC Holdings during that tenure.
Butera also played a key role in forming the historic gaming partnerships between MGM Resorts and the National Basketball Association, the National Hockey League, Major League Baseball, Major League Soccer and BetMGM ‘s National Lacrosse League partnership. In addition, he helped form groundbreaking partnerships with Yahoo! Sports and Buffalo Wild Wings, as well as a partnership with Boyd Gaming on market access.
Commenting on his latest role he said: “I am incredibly excited to be joining Vigtory. While US sports betting and interactive gaming is off to a tremendous start, there are countless opportunities in under served sectors. Sam and I share a common vision to create a state-of-the-art customer experience, bringing unique sports betting products and a level of sophistication to a market that’s ripe for disruption.”
Rattner stated: “My blueprint for building Vigtory has always been to arm the company with specific knowledge, domain expertise and thought-leadership. For 30 years, Scott has helped successfully build and scale some of the most prominent companies in sports and gambling across the United States. I couldn’t be more excited for Scott to be on board.”