We’re very excited to announce that iGaming veteran John Worthington has joined the Jackpocket leadership team as our VP of Interactive Gaming.
John will lead the expansion of Jackpocket offerings to iGaming products, starting with an online casino product in NJ that will launch in 2023!
John joins Jackpocket from Gamewise, where as General Manager, he led the operator through its first U.S sportsbook launch in early 2022. Previously, he served as Senior Director of iGaming and Sports Operation for Parx Casino, where he was a key part of the team that launched online gaming in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Michigan. Prior to that, John was VP of iGaming Operations at Penn Interactive Ventures, where he led the creation and development of their first online casino product.
“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 Jackpocket Founder and CEO Pete Sullivan.
“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.”
John is joining the team during a time of rapid growth and innovation. So far in 2022, Jackpocket has partnered with notable names and organizations such as the CO Rockies, Texas Rangers, and NJ Devils and launched in the Google Play store in New Jersey to provide increased accessibility to the lottery. We've had 2 new state launches (New Mexico and Montana) under our belt and just hit the milestone of over $150 million in lottery prizes won!
“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,” said John 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.”
Welcome to the team, John!