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IGT gets new el Presidente; OpenBet signs deal with Experian

TAGs: IGT, openbet

IGT logoNot wanting to stay out of the limelight long, International Game Technology (IGT) has announced the appointment of a new President. CEO Patti S. Hart broke the news that she hired Eric A Berg for the vacant position. Hart commented, “As we continue to transform our organization, improve our internal processes and move to a more distributed, global business model, I felt it was essential to add additional expertise, leadership, and capabilities to IGT. Eric’s strategic insight, operational intensity, and global leadership are perfectly suited to help IGT navigate the next chapter of our business.”

The job will be effective as of July 18 and it means that SunGard Availability Services will be without a CEO. The new position will have responsibility for IGT’s globalization efforts, managing a large proportion of the company’s global operations, and leader domestic and international land-based revenue growth agendas.

OpenBet has today announced a partnership with Experian to help with the constant fight against fraud and identity theft. The global information services company will provide tools that will be integrated into the OpenBet platform. It will mean that issues such as money laundering and underage gaming will be a lot easier to recognize.

David Loveday, Chief Executive of OpenBet, commented, “Managing identity validation and fraud risk are important challenges for our customers. The integration of Experian’s real-time identity and fraud tools into the OpenBet platform will simplify operators’ business processes and make a considerable difference to their overall performance.”

Among the firms that will benefit from the deal are William Hill, Ladbrokes, Paddy Power and Betfair.

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