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Richard Schwartz

CEO and Co-Founder, Rush Street Interactive

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Richard Schwartz

Richard Schwartz co-founded Rush Street Interactive in 2012, before any online gaming was legal in the U.S. Initially RSI focused on social gaming, it ramped up quickly as online gaming was legalized in New Jersey in 2013. When PASPA was repealed and sports betting was added to the menu, RSI spent time getting their app right, and today is one of the fastest-growing apps in the industry. RSI is cautiously approaching the legalization of mobile online gaming in New York, where it already operates the most successful retail sports book in the state. Schwartz spoke with GGB Publisher Roger Gros at G2E in Las Vegas earlier this month.

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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