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IGT brings in former Bet365 and 888 director Rotem as igaming president


International Game Technology (IGT) has appointed Gil Rotem, formerly of Bet365 and 888, as its new president of igaming.

Reporting directly to IGT’s chief executive of digital and betting Enrico Drago, Rotem will be responsible for ensuring the ongoing development and global expansion of IGT’s PlayCasino business, which includes igaming, poker and bingo.

Rotem was most recently an independent consultant for Bet365, having previously worked for the operator for 10 years in roles such as group director of gaming strategy and chief operating officer for gaming.

Prior to this, he spent five years with 888, first as head of tech and later as director for tech, business production, admin and exchange.

“It’s 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,” Rotem said.

“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 netting segment to customers and shareholders.”

Drago added: “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.

“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.”