The position will require Rotem to be responsible for the ongoing development and global expansion of the IGT PlayCasino business, including iGaming bingo and poker; the role is effective immediately.
Enrico Drago, IGT CEO Digital & Betting, said: “The IGT PlayCasino business continues to grow at a rapid pace, and it offers many of the gaming industry's highest-performing and most-recognised game titles.
"We expect continued double-digit growth from IGT PlayCasino, and Gil Rotem's vision and experience can help us remain well-positioned for continued leadership in iGaming, poker and bingo."
Rotem brings an extensive list of knowledge with over two decades of experience in the gaming industry. His responsibilities in previous senior positions at Bet365 and 888 Holdings saw him deliver high growth, product optimisation improvements and strategic board-level planning and operations.
IGT believes his expertise as an independent consultant, delivering development in online sports betting gives him the requisite skills for his new role.
Gil Rotem, IGT President of iGaming, commented: "It's a tremendous opportunity to join Enrico Drago in leading the IGT PlayCasino team and representing the gaming industry's most exciting portfolio. During this period of global transformation in the gaming industry, IGT PlayCasino has delivered outstanding results.
"I look forward to helping propel future growth with IGT PlayCasino as IGT demonstrates the value and promise of its newly established Digital & Betting segment to customers and shareholders."
Drago was appointed in September, heading IGT's new Digital & Betting business segment.