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IGT Expands its Senior Leadership Team

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Bob Vincent to Become Chairperson of IGT Global Solutions Corporation; Wendy Montgomery Named Senior Vice President of Global Brand, Marketing, and Communications; and Scott Gunn Appointed Senior Vice President of Corporate Public Affairs

 

International Game Technology announced that it has expanded its senior leadership team with the appointments of three members to new roles.

Bob Vincent has been named Chairperson of IGT Global Solutions Corporation, the primary operating subsidiary for the U.S. lottery business, effective April 8, 2019. Bob will serve as a senior consultant to IGT Chief Executive Officer Marco Sala and the rest of IGT’s senior leadership team. Bob began working as a consultant for IGT in 1990 and joined the Company in 1996.  He has held several leadership roles, including his current role as Executive Vice President for Administrative Services and External Relations, which he will be leaving on the effective date of his new role. Bob is a member of several Rhode Island-based boards and committees, including the Rhode Island Hospital Foundation, the University of Rhode Island Foundation and the University’s Harrington School of Communication and Media.

Wendy Montgomery joins the senior leadership team as Senior Vice President of Global Brand, Marketing, and Communications, effective immediately. Reporting directly to Marco Sala, she will oversee the strategy for IGT’s global brand, trade shows, and external communications, including community relations, responsible gaming, and corporate social responsibility. Prior to joining IGT in 2018 as Senior Vice President of Global Lottery Marketing, she spent 13 years at the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation where she led marketing, sales, operations, policy and planning, and the iGaming business.

Scott Gunn also joins the senior leadership team as Senior Vice President of Corporate Public Affairs, effective immediately. Reporting directly to Marco Sala, Scott is responsible for public affairs related to government relations strategy, and is instrumental in directing and facilitating government relationships and public engagement to advance global business interests for the North American and International business units. Scott has been with the Company for more than 24 years and has held positions in operations, sales, business development, and public affairs. Scott serves on the Board of Advisors to Reviver Auto, is Chairperson of IGT’s Political Action Committee, and is a member of IGT’s Executive Diversity and Inclusion Council.

“Bob, Wendy, and Scott are all seasoned industry professionals with specialized individual skills who bring great value to IGT. I look forward to Bob’s continued contribution as the new chairperson of our operating subsidiary, and I am pleased to have Wendy and Scott join our senior leadership team,” said IGT Chief Executive Officer Marco Sala. “IGT is constantly evolving to maintain our position as the industry leader in gaming, and I am confident that these appointments will positively impact our business and serve us well in the coming years.”

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Leading Sportsbook & iGaming provider Delasport signs deal with Betsoft Gaming

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Advanced sportsbook and turnkey solutions provider Delasport signs award-winning iGaming provider Betsoft Gaming, adding their top-of-the-line portfolio and ensuring a greater reach in online casino gaming.

Delasports advanced solutions have set solid standards in the betting industry since 2010. With fresh and innovative products reaching and improving new and seasoned operators alike, providing a full array of solutions from advanced platforms for Sportsbook and Casino operations, API/XML Feeds, Direct Sportsbook Plugin Solutions, Risk Management, Managed Services and much more.

With a mission to bring accessibility of high-end turnkey and sportsbook solutions to the industry, Delasport has become a staple of many operators worldwide looking to achieve success through the latest the industry can offer while ensuring steady growth through the knowledge invested in the solutions provided.

Betsoft’s Sales Executive, Anna Mackney said: ‘We are delighted to have reinforced our relationship with such a significant operator as Delasport. The breadth of our portfolio ensures that we guarantee genuine entertainment which both attracts and retains clients for the long-term. We look forward to continuing to strengthen our relationship.’

Betsoft Gaming is the market leader in cinematic casino content and gaming solutions, working with 200+ of the most successful casino operators worldwide. Since 2006, the Betsoft brand has been synonymous with commercial success and innovation. Its portfolio of more than 190 RNG titles is proven to attract, engage, and retain players.

Sami Kern, Delasport’s Head of Casino confirmed: ‘As a team, we stand for progress, dedication, determination, and reliability. Our further expansion into the casino market is predicated on the quality of our offering and so it is essential to forge relationships with renowned content providers such as Betsoft.’

Delasport continues to expand its portfolio of partners, in doing so they are encompassing all needs that any operator big or small will require to set their brand to new heights.

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NSoft and Sportradar to join forces: Global promotion of Vision System

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  • The extension of the existing cooperation with Sportradar represents the official global launch of Vision
  • Sportradar’s salesforce will take active participation in the promotion and marketing of the Vision System

NSoft and Sportradar have extended their existing cooperation, with an additional agreement signed defining the scope of the collaboration which is dedicated to global product awareness of the NSoft developed Vision software. Vision will launch in Australia and other markets from the beginning of this month.

Vision – see the invisible

Vision is a powerful software based on AI service and face recognition technology. Business-wise, NSoft Vision is an AI-boosted Video Management System prioritizing the data utilization to make better business decisions.

Vision covers all surveillance industry standard features such as continuous recording, live stream, playback functionality as well as motion recording and motion area search. Moreover, Vision is able to generate data such as face recognition, age, gender, and emotion prediction as well as to detect camera frame hotspots and present them in the form of heat maps.

The system also allows users to identify, categorize and mark highly relevant customers. It enables companies to spot high-risk individuals or VIP clients, an action that significantly raises the quality of day-to-day business operations.

The true asset of Vision is a user-friendly client interface and reporting system as well as 24/7 support by NSoft’s specialists. Vision is a system for companies that value the data-backed decision-making process.

“With Vision, the company doesn’t have to guess what are its customers’ habits – the company knows it, it is already a step ahead,” stated Emina Ćehajić, NSoft’s VP Business Development and added: “Vision is truly an asset in terms of business intelligence and we love what it does for our customers. Over the course of 2019 and in Q12020 we have got excellent feedback from our partner-companies who were insightful to implement the Vision system and its data into day-to-day operations. In a short period of time, they have empowered their businesses by data-driven decision making. I am delighted that Sportradar also recognized the potential of the product and will join us on this exciting journey of global market penetration.”

“The team at Sportradar see the potential that Vision brings to the market, and are excited by this truly innovative product. The practical applications of Vision are endless, especially in the area of sporting integrity and event security where its capabilities will help federations and sporting bodies alike in tackling the unique issues that they face in those areas”, noted Dean Bastin, Global Manager, intelligence and investigation services at Sportradar.

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Sportech Connects UK Punters to ZeTurf’s French Pari-mutuel Pools

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Sportech Connects UK Punters to ZeTurf’s French Pari-mutuel Pools
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Sportech Racing and Digital has announced the successful launch of commingled betting from the UK into the French pari-mutuel pools hosted by French gaming operator ZeTurf.

Through its partnership with Sportech, ZeTurf offers an alternative and attractive option for betting on French racing.

“Sportech is very pleased to facilitate further connection between our global clients – in this case between the UK and ZeTurf of France – and to provide yet another key global commingling interface stream that further reinforces our strategic partnership with ZeTurf,” Bruno Gay, Vice President Sales and Business Development EMEA for Sportech, said.

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