EQL Games has announced the addition of Seth Young to its board of directors. Young brings over 15 years of experience in interactive gaming and technology to the lottery company, which has created a new lottery-style live sports category in the U.S. In 2020, EQL Games launched live horse racing draw game Win Place Show, the first-ever such draw game, through all 3,000+ Kentucky Lottery retail terminals.
“It’s rare when you see something truly unique and category-defining in the gaming industry,” said Young. “Under the leadership of (EQL founder and CEO) Brad Cummings, the vision EQL Games has crafted through its development of proprietary lottery and gambling entertainment content represents one of those rare occasions. At a time when lotteries, casino operators, and online operators are starving for new, unique content, EQL Games is in a perfect position to prosper with an exciting new portfolio of games and modern technology stack. I believe strongly in the upside for EQL Games.”
Young currently serves as chief strategy officer for Fifth Street Gaming Digital and most recently served as the chief innovation officer at PointsBet. Young also is a managing partner at the Strategy Organization. Before PointsBet, he was executive director of online gaming at Foxwoods Resort Casino, where he was responsible for the strategic development and oversight of Foxwoods’ existing and emerging interactive gaming efforts.
Prior to Foxwoods, Young was COO and board member of Flower City Gaming, president of SY Ventures and director of strategy at TexasHoldem.com.
“Adding someone of Seth’s impact in the larger gaming industry allows us to immediately expand our vision and reach,” said Cummings. “His influence on EQL could not come at a better time as we work to transition from a retail-only focus to an omni-channel approach to lottery and gaming. We know how fortunate we are to have Seth on our team and look forward to creating significant growth for EQL Games, our league partners, and our lottery-style live sports content in the lottery and gaming industries.”