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Richard Schwartz

President of Rush Street Interactive

Richard Schwartz

Rush Street Gaming is one of the most progressive companies in the gaming industry. With unique strategies at the Rivers Casinos in Des Plaines, Illinois; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and Schenectady, New York, and SugarHouse in Philadelphia, maybe the most unique was the launch of an interactive division long before the major casino companies realized that interactive could be helpful. Richard Schwartz, an experienced iGaming executive from WMS Gaming, joined Rush Street to lead the effort. The unusual launch of a real-money iGaming site in New Jersey has been a big success, and laid the groundwork for further growth for the company. Schwartz met with GGB Publisher Roger Gros at the AGS GameOn conference at MGM National Harbor in June.

Roger Gros is publisher of Global Gaming Business, the industry's leading gaming trade publication, and all its related publications. Prior to joining Global Gaming Business, Gros was president of Inlet Communications, an independent consulting firm. He was vice president of Casino Journal Publishing Group from 1984-2000, and held virtually every editorial title during his tenure. Gros was editor of Casino Journal, the National Gaming Summary and the Atlantic City Insider, and was the founding editor of Casino Player magazine. He was a co-founder of the American Gaming Summit and the Southern Gaming Summit conferences and trade shows. He is the author of the best-selling book, How to Win at Casino Gambling (Carlton Books, 1995), now in its fourth edition. Gros was named "Businessman of the Year" for 1998 by the Greater Atlantic City Chamber of Commerce, and received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Gaming Association in 2012.

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