Scientific Games said it has appointed Trevor Ross as its new Sales Director for Asia, effective this month, after being a member of the company’s sales team since 2018.
Ross’s extensive background includes 20 years of gaming industry experience, including years within the Asian gaming market since 2006. Prior to this appointment, Ross served as Scientific Games’ Regional Account Manager for the Asian Gaming Group. During his tenure, he played a pivotal role in Scientific Games’ rapid growth across the region.
In over two decades in the gaming industry, Trevor Ross has held various sales and management roles across multiple jurisdictions. He was seconded to Macau in 2006 to assist with the opening of another gaming supplier’s APAC business. After relocating back to Australia at the end of 2010, he managed sales to most of the largest gaming operators in the region.
He joined Scientific Games and relocated to Macau in 2018.
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