John Worthington has been recruited as general manager of Gamewise, a digital gaming joint venture formed by Delaware North and Gaming1 earlier this year.
Worthington, who will be based in downtown Miami where Gamewise is establishing its headquarters, will bring a decade of operating and leadership experience to the group.
Most recently, he served as senior director of igaming and sports operations for Parx Casino, before which he was vice president of operations for Penn Interactive, leading the creation and development of the new online gaming venture for Penn National Gaming.
“I’m very excited to join Gamewise and be a part of something very special that Delaware North and Gaming1 have conceived that fills a gap in the online gaming market,” Worthington said.
“I think a lot of operators are going to see the benefits of this model so they can invest in their own brand and still be able to focus on their core business.”
Gamewise was recently launched by Delaware North, a global hospitality company with a portfolio of regional casinos and gaming venues in the United States and Australia, and gaming and sports betting partner Gaming1.
As part of the partnership, Delaware North will offer its mobile igaming brand, Betly.com, exclusively through the partnership in all new markets where it operates land-based casinos.
In addition to Delaware North’s gaming and hospitality expertise, Gamewise will be powered by Gaming1’s omnichannel technology solution and partnership model. Gaming1 will also provide its library of proprietary game content exclusively through the joint venture.
“John Worthington has the depth of expertise and experience to accelerate the growth of Gamewise and launch and manage its operations both for Delaware North and for clients who seek access to a turnkey solution,” added Luisa Woods, vice president of marketing for Delaware North’s gaming division.
“Both Delaware North and Gaming1 are thrilled John has joined this venture to deliver a new kind of sports betting and igaming solution that operators are actively seeking.”