MGM Resorts International has appointed Gary Fritz as the new President of MGM Resorts Interactive, the operator’s digital gaming division.
Fritz will be tasked with overseeing and advancing MGM Resorts’ diversification strategy through acquisitions and digital platform expansion, including growth and innovation on its sports betting and igaming platform, BetMGM.
Alongside his new role, Fritz will become an MGM Resorts’ Executive Committee member, a BetMGM Board of Directors member, and LeoVegas’ Chairman of the Board. He recently led MGM Resorts’ acquisition of LeoVegas as well.
“I’m excited to join MGM Resorts and contribute to the company’s success as it looks to accelerate its growth in digital gaming,” stated Fritz.
“MGM is the global leader in premium gaming and entertainment, and I look forward to continuing to drive our strategy around global expansion and digital innovation.”
Fritz previously served as Head of Gaming for the digital media company IAC. He has also led global strategy and expansion plans for multinational companies, including IAC, TripAdvisor, and Expedia.
“Enhancing and growing our digital businesses is one of MGM Resorts’ top priorities, and Gary is uniquely positioned to help the Company build on successes and seize new opportunities,” commented Bill Hornbuckle, CEO & President of MGM Resorts International.
“Gary will play a vital role in MGM Resorts’ diversification strategy and drive our investment in digital innovations.”
Earlier this month, BetMGM launched a new commercial campaign spot featuring hockey legend Wayne Gretzky and Edmonton Oilers captain, Connor McDavid, ahead of the start of the new NHL season.