IGT Hires E-Commerce Veteran to Lead DoubleDown Interactive

New GM Held Executive Roles at Amazon, Expedia and AT&T Wireless

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SEATTLE, April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --  IGT (IGT), a global leader in compelling casino gaming entertainment, announced today that Will Daugherty will join IGT as General Manager of DoubleDown Interactive.  

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International Game Technology is a global leader in casino gaming entertainment and continues to transform the industry by translating casino player experiences to social, mobile and interactive environments for markets around the world. IGT's acquisition of DoubleDown Interactive provides engaging social casino style entertainment to more than 6 million players monthly. More information about IGT is available at IGT.com

A seasoned veteran of the e-commerce, online travel and mobile industries, Daugherty most recently served as Vice President of Amazon Payments, where he led the business to substantial growth in number of customers and revenue.  Previously, as President of Destination Services and Expedia Local Expert for Expedia, Inc., Daugherty delivered sustained revenue and profit growth, established a new brand, and launched operations in multiple international markets.  He has also held executive roles at AT&T Wireless and McKinsey & Company.

In his new role, Daugherty will oversee the day-to-day management of DoubleDown Interactive.  He will focus on continuing to grow revenue and player base while expanding distribution platforms including mobile and international.

"We're excited about the addition of Will Daugherty as General Manager for DoubleDown Interactive.  Will's expertise enhances our leadership and business management capabilities," said Patti Hart, IGT CEO.  "Having a seasoned executive with a strong background in e-commerce and mobile will add valuable experience as we take DoubleDown to the next level."

"I am thrilled to join the leadership team of IGT, an exciting business at the intersection of technology and entertainment," said Will Daugherty. "I look forward to helping DoubleDown continue to grow by innovating and delivering exceptional customer experiences."

For more information about IGT and IGT's DoubleDown Interactive, visit IGT.com.

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International Game Technology (IGT) is a global leader in casino gaming entertainment and continues to transform the industry by translating casino player experiences to social, mobile and interactive environments for regulated markets around the world. IGT's acquisition of DoubleDown Interactive provides engaging social casino style entertainment to more than 6 million players monthly. More information about IGT is available at IGT.com or connect with IGT at @IGTNews or facebook.com/IGT. Anyone can play at the DoubleDown Casino by visiting http://apps.facebook.com/doubledowncasino or doubledowncasino.com

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Contacts:

Carrie Peters
DoubleDown Public Relations
206-430-5760
Carrie.Peters@IGT.com

Phil O'Shaughnessy
IGT Public Relations
702-669-2975
Phil.O'Shaughnessy@IGT.com

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