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IGT Announces Departure of Chief Financial Officer Alberto Fornaro

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International Game Technology (IGT) has announced that Alberto Fornaro, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, has resigned to pursue other professional opportunities.

Fornaro will continue in his current position through January 31, 2020, to ensure a smooth transition for the company. IGT’s board of directors has unanimously approved the appointment of Timothy Rishton, currently IGT’s Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer, as interim CFO during the search for a permanent replacement.

“I would like to thank Alberto, both personally and on behalf of the IGT Board of Directors, for his leadership and outstanding contribution during the last eight years as CFO of first GTECH and later IGT. Alberto played a significant role in improving our financial and operational performance, including helping to secure large, strategically important contracts for the next several years. We look forward to an orderly and seamless transition of his responsibilities, and wish him well in his future endeavors,” Marco Sala, CEO of IGT said.

“It has been a great honor to serve as IGT CFO and to participate in the company’s success during the last eight years. With the recent completion of important refinancing activity and a strong finance organization in place, it is the right time for me to move on to a new challenge,” Alberto Fornaro said.

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Golden Race Launches Virtual Sports Content on Blue Ocean’s GameHub

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Golden Race, the Malta-based cross-platform gaming provider, has launched its virtual sports content on online casino platform provider Blue Ocean Gaming via the game centre.

“As the first fully managed Virtual Sportsbook in the industry, our games are a perfect alternative during times with low or none real sports at all. We are very happy to join Blue Ocean Gaming to offer their clients the best content,” Martin Wachter, CEO and Founder of Golden Race said.

“We are very pleased to welcome Golden Race; the content will be a great addition to our virtual sports offering made available through GameHub game aggregation. Especially in the situation we are currently in, when all the major real sports events are being cancelled or postponed, we are getting many demands for the virtual sports content, therefore we are looking forward to being able to upsell the games to our operators,” Blue Ocean Gaming said in a statement.

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IMG Arena and ATP Media to launch ATP Masters 1000 virtual tennis product

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World’s first officially branded virtual tennis product will feature ATP premier tournaments

IMG ARENA, a leading sports betting service and content hub, is launching an official virtual tennis product in partnership with ATP Media, the global sales, broadcast production and distribution arm of the ATP Tour. The game will be available in April and will help sportsbook partners fill the void whilst the ATP Tour is suspended.

This new deal expands the longstanding partnership between IMG ARENA and ATP Media and is the first time they have launched a virtual sports offering.

IMG ARENA is using licensed assets to create the first-ever officially branded virtual tennis product, featuring logos from the ATP Masters 1000 series along with official tournament names, to deliver an authentic, fan-first experience.

This unique and exclusive product is evidence of the ATP Media’s innovation strategy and adds to IMG ARENA’s growing portfolio of virtual products, which also includes golf, motorsport, football, horse racing, speedway, greyhound racing and cycling.

As the broadcast arm of the ATP Tour, ATP Media provides centralised media distribution across the ATP Tour, host broadcast production for the Nitto ATP Finals and ATP Masters 1000s, world feed production for the ATP 500s, Next Gen ATP Finals and certain ATP 250s, as well as the international distribution for the ATP Cup.

Mark Webster, CEO of ATP Media, said: “This is a landmark agreement for ATP Media at a challenging time. We are excited to be working with IMG ARENA to deliver fans around the world innovative content and new ways to enjoy their favourite tennis tournaments.

“Together we are creating a compelling, always-on product that will boost and diversify our sports betting offering, while helping to continue to further develop our international footprint.”

Freddie Longe, Managing Director at IMG ARENA, said: “ATP Media are one of the most progressive and forward-thinking media companies – we are delighted to partner with them to launch the world’s first officially branded virtual tennis product.

“When we invested in virtual sports specialists Leap Gaming, our vision was to create official products and unlock new revenue streams and forms of fan engagement for our clients. ATP Media share this vision and desire to evolve the way that its fans could connect with tennis. The result is a game-changing product that maximises player engagement and operator returns. As with all of our virtual sports offerings, we have developed the most realistic look, feel, and betting experience.”

Headquartered in London, IMG Arena works with more than 460 leading sportsbook operators worldwide, providing always-on services including 24/7 live streaming and on-demand virtual sports products designed to evolve and inspire engagement by placing fans at the heart of the action. Its ground-breaking data collection system ensures that the fastest and most accurate sources of data are delivered live from the action to the end user in less than a second.

IMG Arena processes official data for more than 45,000 sporting events per year. In 2019, more than 175 million hours of IMG ARENA content was watched by 56 million unique viewers around the globe.

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Discover new gaming content by SYNOT Games

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