GLOBAL GAMING BUSINESS PODCAST: Renato Ascoli, Chief Executive Officer, North America Gaming/Interactive, IGT

Join us for this week’s GGB Podcast with Renato Ascoli, the chief executive officer for North America gaming and interactive for IGT, who talks about how the merger with GTECH and IGT has been progressing.

The sale of IGT to GTECH was completed more than six months ago, and the new executives are getting comfortable with the acquisition. Renato Ascoli was formerly a senior executive with GTECH and has been given responsibility over the company’s all-important North American and interactive markets, as the company’s CEO in those areas. DoubleDown Casino, one of IGT’s most profitable assets, is also under his oversight. Ascoli talks about the cultural differences between the two companies and how they are building a truly unique corporate culture at the new IGT. He spoke with GGB Publisher Roger Gros and Editor Frank Legato at G2E in October.

Articles by Author: Roger Gros

Roger Gros is publisher of Global Gaming Business, the industry’s leading gaming trade publication, and all its related publications. Prior to joining Global Gaming Business, Gros was president of Inlet Communications, an independent consulting firm. He was vice president of Casino Journal Publishing Group from 1984-2000, and held virtually every editorial title during his tenure. Gros was editor of Casino Journal, the National Gaming Summary and the Atlantic City Insider, and was the founding editor of Casino Player magazine. He was a co-founder of the American Gaming Summit and the Southern Gaming Summit conferences and trade shows.
Roger Gros is the author of the best-selling book, "How to Win at Casino Gambling" (Carlton Books, 1995), now in its fourth edition. Gros was named “Businessman of the Year” for 1998 by the Greater Atlantic City Chamber of Commerce and received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Gaming Association in 2012 as part of the annual AGA Communications Awards.