Jason Scott has been chosen as the new Racing Queensland chief executive. Scott, who was a chief executive at Ladbrokes in the past, has recently been working in the US, where he spearheaded BetMGM’s Trading, VIP and Retail Operations unit.
Scott is lauded as one of the biggest innovators in the field and said he would continue to do that at Racing Queensland. Boosting parimutuel betting opportunities and innovating the racing calendar are said to be at the top of his to-do list.
Will Work Together with Tabcorp
The former Ladbrokes chief executive commended Racing Queensland’s board for its leadership and the steps it took to innovate the racing calendar and bring “greater commerciality.” Scott said his job would be to “enhance that.”
The ex-Ladbrokes boss was excited to work together with Tabcorp to simulate betting growth and take Queensland pari-mutuel wagering to the next level. He praised the strategy of the platform, adding he looked forward to sharing ideas with the management and board.
Scott didn’t forget to thank the Queensland Government for supporting racing and said he hoped their relationship stayed that way while he was spearheading Racing Queensland.
A Challenging Period
Racing Minister Grace Grace thought the best was yet to come for racing in Queensland. She said the money was there, and so was the support for country racing, and that she couldn’t wait to start working with Jason Scott.
Scott is being appointed RQ chief at a time when the betting turnover is slightly dropping in Queensland due to the COVID-19 sugar hit ending.
He will guide the wagering body in what is expected to be a challenging period, but considering Scott’s impeccable reputation within the industry, Racing Queensland has the right man for the job.