Ian Williams has been named this week as the President of Wynn Interactive by WynnBET, the online sports betting and casino igaming app from hospitality firm Wynn Resorts.
A 20-year gaming industry veteran, Williams joined WynnBET in October as Chief Operating Officer. In his new role he will oversee Wynn Interactive’s global day-to-day operations.
Prior to joining the group, Williams served as President of Online Gaming for Churchill Downs Inc where he contributed to the company’s Interactive division, developing it into one of the most profitable online wagering businesses in the US.
During his five-year tenure he helped grow the firm’s horse racing advance-deposit wagering business (Twinspires.com and Betamerica.com), profitably delivering record handle in every year with the company. He was also responsible for spearheading the initial development of Churchill Downs’ real money sports and igaming businesses.
A graduate of Leeds Metropolitan University, Williams has 17 years of experience as a C-level executive in the United States, with stops in Canada and the United Kingdom. He also founded Thistle Gaming, a company distributing real-time sports data feeds and virtual racing to the leading bookmakers in Europe and Asia.