November 8, 2021 Online, Marketing, Personnel

IGT taps Gil Rotem to be new president of iGaming

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Experienced executive previously held leadership roles at 888.com, bet365.

International Game Technology PLC on Monday said it has appointed Gil Rotem as president of iGaming, effective immediately.

The company said Rotem will report to Enrico Drago, IGT CEO Digital and Betting, and will be responsible for ensuring the ongoing development and global expansion of the IGT PlayCasino business, which includes iGaming, poker and bingo.

According to IGT, Rotem brings nearly two decades of relevant experience to his new role. He previously held senior positions with 888.com and bet365, where he was responsible for strategic board-level planning and operations, as well as delivering high growth and product optimization improvements.

Most recently, Rotem worked as an independent consultant for an online sports betting company where he led the development and delivery of dozens of exclusive titles for the organization’s proprietary games and jackpot platform.

“The IGT PlayCasino business continues to grow at a rapid pace, and it offers many of the gaming industry’s highest-performing and most-recognized game titles,” Drago said in a statement. “We expect continued double-digit growth from IGT PlayCasino, and Gil Rotem’s vision and experience can help us remain well-positioned for continued leadership in iGaming, poker and bingo.”

Added Rotem: “It is a tremendous opportunity to join Enrico Drago in leading the IGT PlayCasino team and representing the gaming industry’s most exciting portfolio of iGaming, poker and bingo content. During this period of global transformation in the gaming industry, IGT PlayCasino has delivered outstanding results. I look forward to helping propel future growth with IGT PlayCasino as IGT demonstrates the value and promise of its newly established Digital and Betting segment to customers and shareholders.”

IGT is a maker of gaming experiences for players across all channels and regulated segments, from gaming machines and lotteries to sports betting and digital. It has established a local presence and relationships with governments and regulators in more than 100 countries around the world, and has approximately 11,000 employees.

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