IGT Selects Gil Rotem to Lead iGaming & PlayCasino Expansion
November 8, 2021
International Game Technology PLC (IGT) has appointed Gil Rotem as its President of iGaming effective immediately.
Formerly of 888.com and bet365, Rotem will be charged with ensuring the ongoing development and global expansion of the IGT PlayCasino business, which includes iGaming, poker, and bingo.
Enrico Drago, IGT CEO Digital & Betting, said in a press release: “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.”
Rotem has nearly two decades of experience in the field, having held senior strategic leadership positions with 888.com and bet365. He most recently 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.
Rotem said: “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. 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 & Betting segment to customers and shareholders.”
IGT has been expanding its North American iGaming arsenal in recent weeks, and recently signed on as the exclusive distributor of leading game publisher Yggdrasil’s online slots in the Canadian and U.S. markets.