Jackpocket has appointed John Worthington as the company’s inaugural Vice-President of Interactive Gaming.
Worthington – who is in attendance at this week’s SBC Summit North America – joins the third-party lottery app from Gamewise, where he served as General Manager and led the operator through its first US sportsbook launch in early 2022.
The igaming ‘veteran’ has been tasked with leading the expansion of Jackpocket’s offerings to the industry, starting with bringing new products to market in New Jersey where the company has secured market access for online casinos through Caesars Interactive Entertainment.
Jackpocket is targeting 2023 for the launch of its online casino product in New Jersey.
“We are thrilled to welcome John and tap into his extensive leadership, operational, and regulatory experience to usher Jackpocket’s expansion into casino and other igaming products,” said Pete Sullivan, Founder and CEO of Jackpocket.
“With John at the helm, we’re investigating the game formats and features that will resonate with lottery players and look forward to bringing a truly seamless gaming experience to our players.”
Worthington will lead the strategic direction and manage operations of Jackpocket’s new igaming product offerings and drive revenue growth across new and existing markets.
“Jackpocket is the proven leader in the digital lottery space, and I’m proud to join the team during this time of exciting product expansion,” added Worthington.
“There is so much opportunity ahead to leverage products, features, and expertise throughout Jackpocket to extend that customer relationship through an innovative igaming product, first in New Jersey and then in other markets.”
Jackpocket launched its lottery app in its 12th state earlier this month, bringing its third-party digital lottery product to Montana, while the firm has also recently secured a digital lottery deal with Major League Baseball side Colorado Rockets.