President of Interactive GamingMGM Resorts International
In this role, Mr. Butera is responsible for the development and operation of MGM’s on-line sports betting, casino, fantasy and social betting platforms. Mr. Butera is also responsible for MGM’s sports league and team partnerships as well as its digital media. Since joining MGM, Mr. Butera has been instrumental in the negotiation and formation of the company’s joint venture with GVC Holdings for on-line sports betting and casino gaming in the United States, a market access partnership with Boyd Gaming and a historic partnership with the NBA designating MGM as its official gaming partner.
Prior to MGM, Mr. Butera was Commissioner of the Arena Football League and oversaw League operations for team franchises located in major markets in the United States including Washington, Los Angeles and Philadelphia. In his second season, he spearheaded a business and brand restructuring program involving franchise growth development, expanded broadcast and social media contracts, new sponsor affiliations, and League capital and financing.