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Gaming industry expertise and creative talent to drive DoubleDown game strategy
Jim Veevaert, a 20-year gaming industry veteran, has joined IGT’s DoubleDown Casino as vice president of games.
Veevaert has held executive positions at Zynga, Jerry Bruckheimer Games, Microsoft and Vivendi/Sierra Entertainment. He served as vice president over the "Half-Life" and "Counter-Strike" franchises, as well as executive producer of the popular video game "Halo 3".
In his new role, Veevaert will oversee the long-term game strategy for DoubleDown Casino on Facebook and mobile devices. He will also champion product initiatives through the entire life cycle from ideation, to development, launch, and ongoing enhancement.
"As we continue to grow IGT's DoubleDown, this is the perfect opportunity for us to welcome Jim Veevaert and his vast gaming industry experience to the IGT family. Jim is truly at the top of his game, and he brings great talents that complement the strong existing senior leadership team at DoubleDown," said John Vandemore, IGT executive vice president of Emerging Businesses, chief financial officer and treasurer.
"We look forward to propelling DoubleDown's ascent, fueled by Jim's leadership and ingenious vision, as we deliver best-in-class gaming content and player experiences."