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New vice-president of games for IGT

double down casinoGaming products designer and manufacturer International Game Technology (IGT) has announced the appointment of Jim Veevaert as the new vice-president of games at its DoubleDown Casino.

Veevaert has spent 20 years in the gaming industry, having held a number of executive positions at the likes of Zynga, Jerry Bruckheimer Games, Microsoft and Vivendi/Sierra Entertainment.

In his new role, Veevaert will oversee the long-term game strategy for DoubleDown Casino on social networking website Facebook and mobile devices, as well as championing product initiatives.

“IGT's DoubleDown Casino is the authentic social casino experience, and I'm excited to be joining the team here in Seattle,” Veevaert said.

“DoubleDown Casino is transforming gaming entertainment, and I'm passionate to bring great games to players across the web and on mobile devices around the world.”

John Vandemore, IGT’s executive vice-president of emerging businesses, chief financial officer and treasurer, added: “Jim is truly at the top of his game, and he brings great talents that complement the strong existing senior leadership team at DoubleDown.

“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.”