Penn National Gaming has appointed Jon Kaplowitz as Senior Vice President of Interactive Gaming. The appointment will be with effect from February 11, 2019, subject to customary regulatory approval.
Kaplowitz will report directly to Penn National’s President and Chief Operating Officer, Jay Snowden.
He will oversee the operations of PIV’s suite of innovative social casino products, including Viva Slots Vegas by Rocket Games (mobile casino gaming’s “classic slots” leader), Hollywoodcasino.com (online and mobile social slot games), and Hollywoodraces.com (an advance deposit wagering platform).
Snowden commented on the appointment: “In searching for Chris Sheffield’s successor, we looked for someone who could not only build upon the successful platform that Chris and his team established, but someone who could help take PIV to the next level in terms of developing strategic partnerships with potential iGaming and sports betting companies, as well as media and content providers. We are fortunate to have found the perfect fit to lead those efforts in Jon Kaplowitz.”
Jon Kaplowitz, who has extensive experience in the industry said: “I am excited to join Penn National at a time when the Company’s iGaming and sports betting opportunities continue to expand in new markets. PIV’s platform is well positioned for additional growth that will help us better engage with our customers, build loyalty and retention, and serve as a significant channel for new customer acquisition.”