MGM Resorts appoints Scott Butera to head interactive

MGM Resorts said it has appointed Scott Butera as president of interactive gaming as the company seeks to take advantage of the potential from legalized sports betting in the U.S.

Butera will provide strategic leadership on the development for interactive gaming – which includes sports betting and skill-based gaming opportunities, the company said in a news release.

“Scott is joining the company at a really exciting time. Skill-based gaming is expanding exponentially and his experience will help us to dominate the field,” said Corey Sanders, chief operating officer for MGM Resorts. “As an industry leader in sports betting and cutting-edge interactive gaming offerings, MGM Resorts is well-positioned to bring our decades of experience and well-earned reputation to new markets throughout the country. Scott will play a key role as we continue to expand nationwide.”

Butera has more than 25 years of experience in finance and hospitality leadership and has served as Commissioner of the Arena Football League, President & CEO for Foxwoods Resort & Casino, Tropicana Entertainment and Chief Operating Officer for Cosmopolitan Hotel & Casino Resort.