Business View Caribbean | March 2020

62 BUSINESS VIEW CARIBBEAN MARCH 2020 S upreme Ventures Limited (SVL) is the premier gaming and entertainment provider in Jamaica. The company was formed in 1995, by its three founding directors, former Chairman, Paul Hoo; current Deputy Chairman, Ian Levy; and the late Peter Stewart. “They started the lottery operations back in 2001 with around 28 employees,” recounts SVL’s current President & CEO, Ann-dawn Young Sang. “At that time, the company started with two main games: the very popular Cash Pot and Lucky 5 games. The third game, Dollaz!, came on stream in January 2003. They weren’t allowed by the regulators to introduce any games already being offered by the competition, so they had to be innovative. Straight out the starting gate, Supreme Ventures earned the enviable reputation of being one of the more dynamic companies in Jamaica.” “In 2003, SVL acquired its competitor, the Jamaica Lottery Company, and that move served to cement the company as a dominant force in the gaming industry in Jamaica, setting the pace with innovative products and streamlined operations,” Young Sang continues. “By the time SVL listed on the Jamaica Stock Exchange as part of J A M A I C A ’ S P R E M I E R G A M I N G C O M P A N Y SUPREME VENTURES L I M I T E D