She has the same position at Scientific Games and Nevada Restaurant Services

Sightline hires Gaming Hall-of-Famer Patricia Becker for its new Compliance Committee

"I look forward to a close collaboration with Sightline leadership as we guide the organization through its continued expansion," said Patricia Becker, the new appointee to the Compliance Committee.
2021-08-05
United States
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Former executive director at the UNLV International Gaming Institute, she will serve as an independent expert specializing in critical compliance and regulatory issues and will consult Sightline's Board and Executive teams. With 40+ years of experience in the casino industry, Becker was inducted into the Gaming Hall of Fame in 2014, and is one of the co-founders of Global Gaming Women.

Sightline Payments said Wednesday it appointed Patricia 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 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.

Sightline CEO Joe Pappano, said: “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. Our goal is to have the most talented and diverse team in the space, and adding Patty is a major step in that direction.”

Becker commented: “Sightline is at the forefront of modernizing the casino gaming industry, and I am excited to empower them in that mission. 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. 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.

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