IGT’s Keith Cash to be inducted into Lottery Industry Hall of Fame

International Game Technology (IGT) has announced that Keith Cash, the company’s Vice President and General Manager of Global Instant Tickets, will be inducted into the Lottery Industry Hall of Fame as a member of the Class of 2023. Cash will be honored later this year at an event hosted by the Public Gaming Research Institute (PGRI).

Cash currently manages a team of over 400 individuals who support the core growth of IGT’s immediate ticket products and services, and also works on expanding the company’s customer base with new instant ticket services contracts. As per IGT, Cash has been instrumental in the success of multiple lottery startups, most recently working with the Mississippi Lottery and leading the introduction of IGT quick ticket products.

In addition to directing all instant ticket operations on a daily basis, Cash is the Executive Sponsor of WIN: Lakeland, IGT’s Women’s Inclusion Network diversity, equity, and inclusion group. He also serves on the IGT Responsible Gaming Advisory Group and is a mentor in the IGT Mentorship Programme.

Jay Gendron, IGT Chief Operating Officer, Global Lottery, said: “Keith Cash is an experienced lottery executive whose critical leadership of IGT’s instant product operations have not only benefitted our company, but the entire lottery industry by broadening the competitive landscape.”

He further added: “He is committed to the individual success of our many long-term customers and partners with them throughout all aspects of service from game design, to managing production, to delivery. Keith is a respected leader with a clear vision for contributing to the achievements within the industry, and we are very proud that he is being recognized as an inductee to this year’s Lottery Industry Hall of Fame.”

Keith Cash also spoke about his achievement: “Being inducted into the Class of 2023 Lottery Industry Hall of Fame is an incredible honor, especially joining so many of my talented peers for this recognition.”

“When I first began working in this industry more than 30 years ago, I never imagined the career trajectory that I was embarking upon. Throughout these years, I have had the great privilege to collaborate with so many colleagues around the globe to help drive the success of the lottery industry and contributions to good causes.”

Cash began his lottery career over 30 years ago, working the night shift on the manufacturing floor of Dittler Brothers, an instant ticket producer. He then went on to work for Scientific Games in a similar capacity. Cash then rose through the ranks of Scientific Games, holding jobs in production control, customer service, project management, account management, sales, and eventually becoming Vice President of Operations.

Cash received his Master of Business Administration at Brenau University in Gainesville, Georgia; and his Bachelor of Business Administration in Management and Marketing at North Georgia University in Dahlonega, Georgia. He works out of IGT’s quick ticket operations center in Lakeland, Florida.

The Lottery Industry Hall of Fame was founded by PGRI in 2005 as a means of honoring those who have done the most to advance the lottery industry. Membership is reserved for lottery professionals who have promoted excellence and integrity throughout their careers. Each year, former inductees nominate and vote on the final recipients.