INTRALOT appoints ‘partnership pro’ Fernando Ors Villarejo as US sports betting lead

Fernando Ors Villarejo – INTRALOT

Athens-listed gambling and lottery systems provider INTRALOT SA has this morning confirmed the appointment of Fernando Ors Villarejo as new President of Sports Betting at INTRALOT Inc – the firm’s North American division.

A twenty-year industry veteran, Villarejo joins INTRALOT’s US executive from Bolsa Madrid gambling firm Grupo Codere, where he led new market initiatives as joint Chief Development and Chief Executive Officer (CDO/CEO) of ‘Codere Interactiva’.

Updating the market, INTRALOT governance states that has secured a leading industry executive to drive its US sports betting ambitions, with a proven track record in delivering and managing dynamic partnerships and projects.

In its update, INTRALOT governance points to Villarejo tenure leading Codere Interactive, in which the executive delivered successful international partnerships with TV Azteca (Mexico), Formula Giochi (Italy)  and Carrefour France subsidiaries’ BASA and Groupe Promodès.

Confirming the executive appointment, INTRALOT Group Chief Executive Antonios Kerastaris commented:

“It is my great pleasure to extend a warm welcome to Fernando. In the new era of Sports Betting in the USA, Fernando will be our key person for opening up this immense new opportunity for Intralot, with end-to-end responsibility on the Sports Betting product and operations in the USA. Sports Betting in the US in the post PASPA era is a major source of potential future revenue and profits for INTRALOT and we intend to dedicate a considerable amount of effort and resources to turn this opportunity into a great success for our company”.

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