On Wednesday, Scientific Games announced that its vice president of global responsible gambling, Carla Schaefer, has been appointed to the board of directors of the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG). The lottery industry professional, who has 36 years of experience in the said industry, is also heading Scientific Games’ Healthy Play program, which provides resources to lotteries to help them raise awareness among their players about gambling problems and addiction.
Schaefer as an NCPG’s Open Organization Member
Schaefer is the only lottery industry executive serving the NCPG’s board of directors. She was named to the position of open organization member on the 15-member board of directors of NCPG and will help guide policies and work on strategies to achieve the council’s goals.
Schaefer’s Experience in the Lottery Industry
Schaefer started to work in the lottery industry firstly in a state lottery. Later, in 1994, she moved to the lottery private sector by joining Scientific Games. Prior to her current position, she served as a regional vice president, international business development, vice president of new business development, and managing director, among others.
Keith Whyte, who serves as an executive director of NCPG, commented that the council is “thrilled” about Schaefer joining its board of directors. Whyte added that as Schaefer has a vast experience in the lottery sector, she would bring “corporate and social responsibility” to NCPG, which would benefit all shareholders.
Dena Rosenzweig, chief legal officer at Scientific Games, stated that they congratulated Schaefer for being appointed to the NCPG board of directors. She also said that Scientific Games, its employees, lottery customers, and NCPG as well are very lucky to have her on board.
Carla is a respected lottery professional with a passion to make a difference in responsible gaming.
Dena Rosenzweig, chief legal officer, Scientific Games
Scientific Games Extends Contract with Idaho State Lottery
Earlier this week, Scientific Games announced that it has extended its contract agreement with the Idaho Lottery, which will continue to offer the company’s instant scratch games to players in the US state. The lottery will also continue to work together with the gaming provider on game planning and design. Scientific Games has approximately 4,000 instant scratch game designs per year and over 100 licensed brands, such as Monopoly, Slingo, and The Wizard of Oz. Its products, especially two of the most grossing Idaho Lottery Scratch Games, Sapphire 7s and Million Dollar Blowout, had a significant impact on the Lottery’s revenues in the fiscal year 2022 and are among the favorites of the Idaho players.