Richard Schuetz recently resigned as executive director of the Bermuda Casino Gaming Commission for “personal and professional reasons.” Schuetz will remain in his position through the end of the year to identify and assist his successor. Schuetz joined the commission as its first executive director in September 2015. Prior to that, he served for nearly four years as a commissioner with the California Gambling Control Commission in Sacramento.
Commission Chairman Alan Dunch stated, “The Bermuda Casino Gaming Commission is thankful for Richard’s two years of service, leadership and commitment to formulating a framework for Bermuda’s introduction of integrated resort casinos. We understand and support his decision to step down and are grateful for his assistance in positioning the commission and its staff for future growth.”
Schuetz has held a wide variety of casino industry positions, from blackjack and dice dealer to executive vice president, president and chief executive officer at casino resorts in several jurisdictions. Schuetz was a senior executive at casinos in Las Vegas, Atlantic City, Reno/Tahoe, Laughlin, Minnesota, Mississippi and Louisiana. In addition, as a consultant, Schuetz helped the city of Detroit and the state of Kansas introduce casino gambling.