Las Vegas-based supplier Galaxy Gaming has strengthened its leadership team with the appointment of Gavin Isaacs to its board of directors.

The former Scientific Games chief executive and current non-executive chairman of SBTech will assume the directorship on receipt of customary gaming regulatory approvals.

Galaxy Gaming chairman Mark Lipparelli said that the addition of Isaacs to the board will help to set the strategic direction of the company.

“Gavin brings a rare broad set of skills to the Galaxy Gaming board including his leadership roles, public company background, international reach and deep industry experience,” said Lipparelli. “Our shareholders will benefit a great deal from his contributions to the board’s efforts in setting the strategic direction of the company. We are excited to get started.”

“I have known Gavin for a number of years, and we have always wanted to find a way to work together,” added Todd Cravens, chief executive of Galaxy Gaming. “As we grow into new markets and new product lines, Gavin’s counsel will be invaluable.”

Commenting on his new role, Isaacs said: “I believe Galaxy Gaming is in a very unique place, with tremendous opportunities in front of it. I am very pleased to be joining the board of directors. I am hopeful that my experience in gaming, especially my time in the table games business, and my experience in M&A, will be helpful in driving Galaxy to the next level.”