Seasoned Gaming and Hospitality Director Seth Schorr Joins Skillz Board of Directors

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Skillz (NYSE: SKLZ), the leading mobile gaming platform providing fair competition to gamers around the world, today announced that Seth Schorr, President and CEO of Fifth Street Gaming and President of Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino, joined its board of directors. Schorr will serve on the compensation committee of the board of directors.

“We are extremely excited to bring Seth Schorr and his vast experience in interactive games and entertainment to our Board of Directors as we embark on the next chapter of Skillz,” said Andrew Paradise, CEO of Skillz.

Beginning his gaming and hospitality career in 1991, Schorr was an integral part of the Wynn Resorts team, developing the international marketing department in Macau and the interactive gaming division in Nevada. Schorr and his partner, Jeffrey Fine, co-founded Fifth Street Gaming, which owns and operates five casinos. Fifth Street Gaming executives also control, through its subsidiary, the LEV Restaurant Group, a food and beverage company that owns and operates more than 60 restaurants in the Las Vegas area and South America. California.

In early 2015, Schorr was introduced to the world of esports and led the effort to develop the first fully integrated esports program at a casino complex at the Downtown Grand. In 2017, Schorr launched Commercial Streaming Solutions, which developed the patented BettorView multimedia platform to bring sports betting content to casinos, bars and stadiums across the country. In 2021, Schorr founded JefeBet, a multimedia and entertainment brand focused on serving the Latinx community. Schorr is also a founder of the Nevada Esports Alliance and was appointed to the Nevada Gaming Control Board’s Esports Technical Advisory Committee in 2021.

Schorr is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, a member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO), and serves on numerous boards including the Las Vegas Museum of Natural History, the Nevada Restaurant Association, the Jewish Federation of Las Vegas, the Smith Center Advisory Board. for Performing Arts, One Night for One Drop, and the Nevada State Board of Museums & History. He is also Chairman and Board Member of the Communications Committee of the Downtown Las Vegas Alliance.

“Skillz has an incredibly bright future ahead of it, and it’s exciting to join the Board of Directors at this pivotal time in the company’s journey,” said Seth Schorr.

About Skillz Inc.

Skillz is the leading mobile gaming platform dedicated to bringing out the best in everyone through competition. The Skillz platform helps developers build multi-million dollar franchises by enabling social competition in their games. Leveraging its patented technology, Skillz hosts billions of casual esports tournaments for millions of mobile gamers worldwide, with the goal of building the home of competition for everyone. Skillz has been recognized as one of Fast Company’s Best Places to Work for Innovators, CNBC’s Disruptor 50, Forbes’ Next Billion-Dollar Startups, Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies, and American Society at Home. fastest growing on inc.

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