MGM Resorts International has named Gary Fritz as President of the operator’s digital gaming division, MGM Resorts Interactive.
In his new role, Fritz will oversee and advance MGM Resorts’ diversification strategy via acquisitions and digital platform expansion, including growth and innovation on BetMGM, the operator’s sports betting and igaming platform.
Fritz will also become a member of MGM Resorts’ Executive Committee, a BetMGM Board of Directors member, and LeoVegas’ Chairman of the Board. He also recently led MGM Resorts’ acquisition of LeoVegas.
Commenting on his appointment, Fritz said: “I’m excited to join MGM Resorts and contribute to the company’s success as it looks to accelerate its growth in digital gaming.
“MGM is the global leader in premium gaming and entertainment, and I look forward to continuing to drive our strategy around global expansion and digital innovation.”
Previously serving as Head of Gaming for the digital media company IAC, Fritz has also led global strategy and expansion plans for multinational companies, including IAC, TripAdvisor, and Expedia.
Bill Hornbuckle, CEO & President of MGM Resorts International, stated: “Enhancing and growing our digital businesses is one of MGM Resorts’ top priorities, and Gary is uniquely positioned to help the Company build on successes and seize new opportunities.
“Gary will play a vital role in MGM Resorts’ diversification strategy and drive our investment in digital innovations.”
BetMGM recently launched a new commercial campaign spot featuring hockey legend Wayne Gretzky and Edmonton Oilers captain, Connor McDavid, ahead of the start of the new NHL season.