Hires of Larry Whelan and Shannon Nadeau Further Bolster Sightline’s Expertise
LAS VEGAS — (February 17, 2022)
Sightline Payments today announced the appointments of Shannon Nadeau and Larry Whelan to lead Sightline’s compliance and risk departments, respectively. Both Shannon and Larry bring decades of experience from some of the most respected gaming companies and institutions, including the Nevada Gaming Control Board, Wynn Resorts, Shuffle Master, MGM Resorts International, and Penn National Gaming.
Shannon Nadeau joins Sightline as the Director of Regulatory and Licensing Compliance, where she will oversee licensing as Sightline continues to expand into new markets. Shannon will also help advance Sightline’s responsible gaming initiatives and work with regulators to advance payments innovation across the gaming industry. Shannon most recently served as the Executive Director of Global Compliance for Wynn Resorts, Ltd. She began her career in the gaming industry more than two decades ago with the Nevada Gaming Control Board and has served in compliance roles with IGT and Shuffle Master. Shannon attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where she earned Bachelor of Arts degrees in Communications and Criminal Justice. She is a Certified Compliance & Ethical Professional (CCEP) as issued by the Society of Corporate Compliance & Ethics.
Larry Whelan joins Sightline as the Director of Risk, where he will oversee the company’s risk management division, anti-money laundering efforts, and fraud prevention activities. Larry will be responsible for monitoring the millions of transactions that occur annually across Sightline’s more than 1.5 million cardholders. Larry will also manage Sightline’s risk team, which continuously monitors transactions across Sightline’s partners. Larry most recently served as Vice President of Compliance for Interblock Gaming. During his nearly 30-year career in gaming, Larry has served in leadership roles at Wynn Resorts, Penn National Gaming, Station Casinos, Caesars, and MGM Resorts International. Larry holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from UNLV.
“The additions of Shannon Nadeau and Larry Whelan further bolster Sightline’s best-in-class efforts across risk, compliance, and licensing,” said Jennifer Carleton, Sightline’s Chief Legal Officer. “Their decades of gaming compliance enhances Sightline’s continued ability to offer payments innovations safely and securely.”
“I’ve seen firsthand how Sightline’s innovations have modernized payments within the gaming industry, and I’m thrilled to play an integral role in helping the company grow,” said Larry Whelan, Sightline’s new Director of Risk. “I now enjoy a 360 degree view of risk and anti-money laundering in gaming, from the operator through the platform to the supplier.”
“As digital payment options become more prevalent in U.S. casinos, we must ensure regulators understand how payments fit within the broader gaming industry,” said Shannon Nadeau, Sightline’s new Director of Regulatory and Licensing Compliance. “I’m excited to join the Sightline team and their expanding team of experts from across the gaming and payments industries.”
About Sightline Payments
Sightline Payments is the U.S. sports betting and casino gaming market’s leading digital payments provider and mobile app developer. Sightline leverages cutting-edge technology to apply modern solutions to a traditionally cash-based industry projected to grow to more than $150 billion in the next few years. Sightline’s suite of mobile solutions gives consumers a safe, secure, and responsible way to fund their online and in-person gaming activities and enables casinos to offer cashless wagering and personalized loyalty options across the entire property. With more than 1.5 million Play+ accounts, 3 million mobile loyalty platform downloads, and 70+ partners across the sports betting, lottery, racing, and online and brick-and-mortar casino markets, Sightline is uniquely positioned to transform the traditional gaming landscape. Learn more at SightlinePayments.com.