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New York-listed gaming supplier Scientific Games has appointed Alexander Ambrose as chief financial officer of its SG Digital division.

Ambrose joins the supplier from Playtech where he has served as UK finance director for the past five and a half years, having previously served as finance director of Ash Gaming prior to its acquisition by Playtech

“Alex is the perfect addition to our team as we level up our product portfolio and continue the rapid transformation of our sportsbook business to meet the needs of our growing US customer base,” said SG Digital chief operating officer Jason Walbridge.

“As a finance leader with strong industry expertise, Alex has extensive experience leading finance teams in a multi-product environment. We’re glad to have him on board during this transformational time.”

Based at SG Digital’s London office, Ambrose will report to Scientific Games executive vice president and CFO Michael Quartieri.

“We are thrilled to have Alex join SG Digital and our global finance team,” Quartieri said. “His in-depth financial experience in iGaming will enable him to drive operational excellence, execute best practices and position us for growth in our iGaming and sportsbook businesses.”

Shares in Scientific Games Corporation (NSQ:SGMS) closed in New York Wednesday up 4.07 per cent at $26.58 per share.