10/12/2012 : GTECH APPOINTS SENIOR IGAMING EXEC
Emphasis on interactive betting in the U.S.
GTECH Corporation appointed Matteo Monteverdi as Senior Vice-President of iGaming this week.
Monteverdi will report directly to GTECH President and Chief Executive Officer Jaymin B. Patel and will take responsibility for GTECH's global interactive strategy with an emphasis on the U.S. iGaming market.
The former Senior Vice President of sales & marketing services and president of betting & interactive at Lottomatica will focus on driving the adoption of interactive betting utilising Lottomatica's experience in the sector.
“Interactive gaming, or iGaming, is becoming increasingly important in the lottery industry, particularly in the United States,” said Patel. “Lottomatica has had great success as an iGaming operator in the highly-competitive Italian market. Matteo comes to GTECH with a wealth of experience he gained from managing marketing of traditional lottery products as well as overseeing the interactive unit at Lottomatica. I am confident that with his background of successfully building the interactive platform in one of the most competitive markets in the world, Matteo will help GTECH to further develop our global iGaming strategy.”
“We see tremendous growth potential in the global iGaming market, particularly in the Americas and Asia,” added Monteverdi. “In the U.S., there is a strong demand for interactive platforms. With the recent Department of Justice opinion, U.S. lotteries now have the means to expand their player base by providing exciting content and playing options through the Internet, a medium that is powerful and prevalent. Operating as a B2C business in other areas of the globe, we have the experience and are well-positioned to give our U.S. customers the best technology and advise them on how to effectively market their products through the interactive space.”
Monteverdi will be based at GTECH's headquarters in Providence, Rhode Island.