Becker’s Decades of Regulatory Experience Will Provide Expertise in Heavily Regulated Market
LAS VEGAS (August 4, 2021) — Sightline Payments welcomed Patricia “Patty” Becker to the company’s recently formed Compliance Committee to further strengthen its regulatory protocols. Becker will serve as an independent expert specializing in critical compliance and regulatory issues and will consult the Sightline Board and Executive Teams as the company continues its rapid growth in highly regulated markets. Becker brings more than 40 years of casino gaming industry experience and was inducted into the Gaming Hall of Fame in 2014.
During her career in gaming, Becker has held numerous executive positions, all of which were firsts for women, including executive roles with Aladdin Gaming and Harrah’s. She holds the distinction of being the first woman to serve on the Nevada Gaming Control Board. She was also the first woman to be inducted as a counselor into the International Association of Gaming Advisors and has argued more cases in front of the Nevada Supreme Court than any other attorney. Becker is one of the co-founders of Global Gaming Women, a non-profit that helps support women who seek to advance their careers within the gaming industry.
Becker also serves on the compliance committees of Scientific Games and Nevada Restaurant Services. She has sat on boards of public, private, and government entities and served as executive director at the UNLV International Gaming Institute.
“We are honored to have such a distinguished industry veteran help Sightline navigate the gaming sector’s rapidly evolving regulatory landscape and support our compliance efforts at an extraordinary time of growth for our company,” said Sightline CEO Joe Pappano. “Our goal is to have the most talented and diverse team in the space, and adding Patty is a major step in that direction.”
“Sightline is at the forefront of modernizing the casino gaming industry, and I am excited to empower them in that mission,” said Becker. “I look forward to a close collaboration with Sightline leadership as we guide the organization through its continued expansion.”
Earlier this year, Sightline appointed Christopher Cruz, Elizabeth Chambers, and Omer Sattar to its compliance committee. Cruz and Chambers are both partners at renowned private investment firm Searchlight Capital Partners, which participated in a December 2020 funding round for Sightline. Sattar is Sightline’s co-founder and executive vice president of strategic initiatives and was recently named to Business Insider’s 2021 Power Players in Sports Betting.
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 $100 billion in the next few years. Sightline’s Play+ solution gives consumers a safe, secure, and responsible way to fund their online and in-person gaming activities and enables casinos to offer cashless wagering options across the entire property. With more than 1.5 million accounts 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.