GLOBAL GAMING BUSINESS PODCAST: Matt Wilson, CEO Gaming, Light & Wonder

This week, the GGB Podcast meets with Matt Wilson, the CEO of gaming for Light & Wonder, the former Scientific Games, on the reasons and thought process for rebranding the company.

GLOBAL GAMING BUSINESS PODCAST: Matt Wilson, CEO Gaming, Light & Wonder

Scientific Games has a great brand, but it was tied to the lottery industry where it started. When the company sold off its lottery division recently, the name went with it, requiring a name change and rebranding. Matt Wilson, the company’s gaming CEO, explains the wisdom behind the Light & Wonder brand and how it will impact the company. He points out that without the lottery and sports betting divisions, which was also sold recently, Light & Wonder will be focused strictly on gaming—land-based, social and real money iGaming. He explains how these three elements will become even stronger because of their similar mission—to create great games. He spoke with GGB Publisher Roger Gros just days after the rebranding announcement at Light & Wonder headquarters in Las Vegas. (See a video of this podcast below.)

GGB Podcast sponsored by Konami.

Articles by Author: Roger Gros

Roger Gros is publisher of Global Gaming Business, the industry’s leading gaming trade publication, and all its related publications. Prior to joining Global Gaming Business, Gros was president of Inlet Communications, an independent consulting firm. He was vice president of Casino Journal Publishing Group from 1984-2000, and held virtually every editorial title during his tenure. Gros was editor of Casino Journal, the National Gaming Summary and the Atlantic City Insider, and was the founding editor of Casino Player magazine. He was a co-founder of the American Gaming Summit and the Southern Gaming Summit conferences and trade shows.
Roger Gros is the author of the best-selling book, "How to Win at Casino Gambling" (Carlton Books, 1995), now in its fourth edition. Gros was named “Businessman of the Year” for 1998 by the Greater Atlantic City Chamber of Commerce and received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Gaming Association in 2012 as part of the annual AGA Communications Awards.