WynnBET, the premier online sports betting and casino (“iGaming”) app from the global leader in luxury hospitality, Wynn Resorts, announced on Wednesday it has named Ian Williams as President of Wynn Interactive. He will oversee Wynn Interactive’s global day-to-day operations.
A 20-year gaming industry veteran, Williams joined WynnBET in October as Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining WynnBET, Williams served as President of Online Gaming for Churchill Downs Inc. and contributed to Churchill Downs Interactive’s division developing into one of the most profitable online wagering business in the U.S. Williams helped grow Churchill Downs’ horse racing advance-deposit wagering business (Twinspires.com & Betamerica.com) during his five-year tenure, 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.