Former Churchill Downs exec

WynnBET promotes COO Ian Williams to President of Wynn Interactive

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Online sports betting and casino app by Wynn Resorts, WynnBET, announced on Wednesday it has appointed Ian Williams as President of Wynn Interactive, to oversee its global day-to-day operations.

Williams joined the company in October as Chief Operating Officer, with a 20-year trajectory in the industry. Prior to becoming part of the Wynn brand, 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 businesses in the U.S.

Williams helped grow Churchill Downs’ horse racing advance-deposit wagering business ( & during his five-year tenure, profitably delivering record yearly handles with the company. He was also responsible for spearheading the initial development of Churchill Downs real money sports and iGaming business. 

Being 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 UK. He also founded Thistle Gaming, a company distributing real-time sports data feeds and virtual racing to the leading bookmakers in Europe and Asia. 

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