Ex Aristocrat boss joins Scientific Games as advisor to chairman and CEO

Gaming industry Veteran Jamie Odell has joined Scientific Games as special advisor to the chairman and CEO, according to a company press release.

Jamie brings many years of gaming and executive experience, most recently serving as CEO of Aristocrat from 2009 to 2017. Mr. Odell will be an advisor to the Scientific Games board chairman Ronald O. Perelman on gaming industry trends and market innovations.

In addition, Mr. Odell will work with company CEO Barry Cottle to support current growth strategies across the company.

“I have known and watched Jamie’s success for years and I am so glad he has agreed to join us in this new role. Scientific Games has done an incredible job building products and services that our customers and players love. The addition of Jamie will significantly enhance our ability to reach new players and markets as well as drive growth across the company,” said Ronald O. Perelman, chairman of the board of directors, Scientific Games.

“We are thrilled that Jamie will be advising our leadership and our team. We have long admired and respected his success and leadership in our industry and his advice and support will be invaluable as we continue to execute our growth strategies. Jamie is known the world over as an executive with a proven track record of success and a gaming expert who has driven market-leading innovation and player engagement strategies for more than a decade,” said Barry Cottle, president, and CEO of Scientific Games.

“I am very excited to work with Ronald and Barry at this transformational moment for our industry. It’s an absolute honor to be asked by Ronald to provide advice, and since spending time with Barry I’ve come to recognize that we share common values and beliefs about how to build great businesses, which I’m looking forward to delivering with him. Scientific Games has an outstanding leadership team that is committed to driving our industry into the future and I will do everything I can to support their current strategies,” said Jamie Odell.