Robert Melendres, the vice president responsible for US gaming technology giant IGT’s online gaming and social casino offerings, has announced his intention to step down from the role, effective January 1st 2014.

It follows what the company described as a "change in responsibilities" that came into effect on November 1st, which sees Melendres reporting to CFO and treasurer John Vandemore, who also assumes the new role of executive vice president Emerging Businesses.

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