LONDON, U.K. – International Game Technology (IGT) announced that it has established a dedicated Digital & Betting business segment, comprising its iGaming and sports betting activities that were previously part of the Global Gaming segment. As a result, beginning with the third quarter of FY2021, IGT will report results under three business segments: Global Lottery, Global Gaming and Digital & Betting.
Enrico Drago will serve as CEO, Digital & Betting, reporting to Marco Sala, CEO of IGT, effective immediately. Drago previously had oversight of the IGT iGaming, iLottery and sports betting businesses as Senior Vice President, PlayDigital.
“IGT has established strong leadership positions and driven dynamic growth across its iGaming and sports betting businesses,” said Marco Sala, CEO of IGT. “With significant growth expected to continue, we have decided to establish a dedicated Digital & Betting business segment. These businesses have become strategically important to IGT as they afford us the opportunity to leverage the global reach and strong customer relationships of our Global Gaming segment. The new structure gives us more flexibility in our product and solutions portfolio and enables better appreciation of the intrinsic value of these activities.”
In advance of its third quarter 2021 earnings call, the company expects to provide a recast of its historical financials to reflect the new segment disclosure. In addition, due to the increased restrictions and ongoing uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 and its Delta variant, IGT has decided to hold its Investor Day event virtually and has moved its date to Nov. 16, 2021. More information on the event will be forthcoming.