Josh Wilson, CEO of SciPlay

After moving to Austin recently, SciPlay’s CEO Josh Wilson has plans to expand operations and move into new areas including building SciPlay’s own gaming platform.

In this episode of Ideas to Invoices, Wilson talks about how the COVID-19 pandemic affected the mobile gaming company’s operations. It led to a boom a business as people looked online for ways to entertain themselves while stuck at home.  He also talks about the company’s current outlook and plans for the future.

In 1998, Aaron Schurman founded Phantom EFX in Cedar Falls, Iowa. It was acquired by Scientific Games and now it is a stand-alone company called SciPlay, which is traded on the Nasdaq stock exchange under the symbol SCPL.

In 2019, Wilson became CEO, and his vision is to make SciPlay the best entertainment company for consumers.

SciPlay currently offers social casino games like Jackpot Party Casino, Gold Fish Casino, casual games like Bingo Showdown and Solitaire Pets Adventure, and hyper-casual games such as Rob Master 3D and Deep Clean. It does not have any plans for the Metaverse right now, but the company plans to build out its own gaming platform to connect directly with its customers.

SciPlay also recently contracted with America’s Got Talent Judge Sofia Vergara for an ad campaign. In the TV commercial, Vergara plays SciPlay’s Jackpot Party Casino game. The campaign was highly successful, Wilson said.

SciPlay has more than 500 employees worldwide including more than 150 in its Austin office, which was established in 2016.

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Josh Wilson, CEO of SciPlay

Josh Wilson is SciPlay’s Chief Executive Officer. The company makes social casino games like Jackpot Party Casino and Goldfish Casino and others. Wilson recently moved to Austin where SciPlay has a large office. In this episode, he talks about the company’s current outlook and plans for the future.