IGT is a market leader in almost every jurisdiction they operate, but in the international space, the company had to learn about the specific characteristics of players in each region. Walter Bugno joined IGT when the company merged with GTECH, where Bugno was the CEO of the GTECH’s Spielo division. At IGT, Bugno in in charge of the company’s lottery, gaming, and interactive businesses throughout Europe (except Italy), as well as in the Middle East, Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa, and the Asia-Pacific region. He sat down with GGB Publisher Roger Gros at the ICE trade show in London in February to discuss how IGT approaches the different regions with R&D and various products. It was very early in the coronavirus crisis, which is mentioned only in passing.
Chief Executive Officer, International, IGT