Seth Young Joins EQL Games Board of Directors
Addition of U.S. gaming innovator signals digital focus for EQL Games
After a year that has seen the lottery startup significantly expand its content, licensing, and technology offerings, EQL Games announces the addition of Seth Young to its board of directors. Young brings over 15 years of experience in interactive gaming and technology to the pioneering lottery company that 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 (Founder & 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 the Chief Strategy Officer at Fifth Street Gaming Digital, joining from PointsBet, where he most recently served as the company’s Chief Innovation Officer. Young also serves as Managing Partner at The Strategy Organization. Prior to PointsBet, Young served as 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 served as Chief Operating Officer and Board Member of Flower City Gaming, President at SY Ventures, and Director of Strategy at TexasHoldem.com.
Young has a proven track record of continuously being at the forefront of new and relevant online gaming technologies and trends and was recognized for both the Innovation Group’s Emerging Leaders of Gaming Award and Global Gaming Magazine’s 40 under 40 in 2018.
“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.”