Tag Archives: IGT

SBC Leaders: Pushing crypto boundaries and opportunities in the US

“If you don’t stop, or if you stand still, you’ll be left behind.” This was one of the warnings from Coingaming Group’s CEO Maarja Pärt as she explained how the company is pushing boundaries within the technology, crypto and investment spaces.  This exclusive interview with Pärt kickstarts the third edition of SBC Leaders for 2021, where she touches upon her …

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IGT records 25% Q1 revenue growth following B2C sale

International Game Technology (IGT) has reported revenue growth of 25% for Q1 2021, attributed to structural cost savings, continued player demand and the sale of its Italian B2C business to Gamenet Group. Overall group revenue rose to $1.01bn (2020: $814m). Although the figure still represents a 11.3% decrease from the $1.14 billion in 2019, the group remains hopeful that it …

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Gamenet takes control of Lottomatica’s identity as new Italian giant is born

A new era for Italian gambling has started after Gamenet Group completed its €1.1 billion buyout of IGT Plc’s Lottomatica B2C subsidiaries.  This morning, Gamenet and IGT disclosed that all final arrangements had been concluded in the sale of Lottomatica’s Scommesse (sports betting) and Videolot Rete gaming machine units. Finalising its acquisition, Gamenet has confirmed that it will now operate …

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IGT confirms Walter Bugno’s executive departure

IGT Plc has confirmed that long-term executive Walter Bugno has resigned from duties as the NYSE technology group’s Executive Vice President of New Business and Strategic Initiatives.  This morning, IGT notified investors that Bugno had chosen to end his 11-year tenure with the company to ‘pursue new professional opportunities‘ and will resign from all leadership duties on 14 May. A …

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IGT downsizes board following departure of Beatrice H Bassey  

IGT Plc has informed investors that Beatrice H Bassey has chosen to retire from all duties as an independent director of the NYSE gambling technology group.  The former General Counsel and Compliance Officer of emerging markets private equity fund Atlas Mara, Bassey had joined the IGT board in March 2020, a month prior to the escalation of the COVID-19 pandemic …

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IGT lottery growth wiped-out by COVID wrecked global gaming unit

IGT Plc states that it has achieved strategic progress on key corporate directives, assisting with the technology group’s performance recovery once stable trading re-emerges.  Publishing its full-year 2020 results, IGT has recorded corporate revenues of $3.1 billion, down 23% on corresponding FY2019’s results of $4 billion. Mirroring industry competitors, the NYSE-listed gambling technology group underlines significant COVID-19 headwinds impacting its …

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IGT and MGA Games lead the way in Italy and Spain on SlotJava


International Game Technology (IGT) was one of the big winners at an online awards show hosted by igaming affiliate Infinileads SL, which was put on to recognise the most popular slot developers and slot titles across the company’s SlotJava brands in 2020. The prizes were determined by the total number of free plays across more than 1,700 slots from over …

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FanDuel makes Atlantic City sportsbook debut with Bally’s AC

Gaming company FanDuel Group has announced the launch of its Sportsbook at Bally’s Atlantic City Hotel and Casino, in cooperation with Bally’s Corporation. The launch is the first capital improvement project at the property after Bally’s completed the purchase in November, and although initially a temporary offering design and construction on a permanent venue is underway. New York-based FanDuel will …

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Ian Freeman appointed Chief Revenue Officer at FSB


Online sportsbook and iGaming supplier FSB has welcomed Ian Freeman to its senior management team as its new Chief Revenue Officer. As Chief Revenue Officer he will report directly to CEO Dave McDowell at the firm’s London office, and will be responsible for developing its sales and business development teams as well as creating and deploying business critical strategies. FSB …

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IGT sheds Italian weight by offloading Lottomatica B2C units to Gamenet SPA

IGT sheds Italian weight offloading Lottomatica B2C units to Gamenet SPA

Italian gambling has woken up to a seismic M&A deal after it was confirmed that IGT Plc had agreed to sell its Lottomatica B2C gaming and sports betting units to Gamenet SPA in a transaction valued at €950 million. After revealing that it will divest its Lottomatica ‘Scommesse‘ (sports betting) and ‘Videolot Rete‘ (B2C machines), IGT informed its stakeholders that …

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