Richard Schuetz is a former regulator and senior operational executive, giving him unique insight into the workings of the industry. Richard became involved in the casino industry in 1972 while studying economics. He first had a management-focused career in Las Vegas for twenty years, stretching from dealing at Harrah’s to turning around the Stratosphere Hotel and Casino as CEO. Having been subjected to licensing investigations in over 100 jurisdictions, he became a regulator in California and Bermuda. He has been able to leverage his unparalleled experience in gaming on both sides of the regulatory fence as an advisor for over 25 years, acting for a broad range of operators, regulators and other stakeholders. Richard is also a regular columnist and thought leader on gaming regulation, strategy and corporate culture.