Richard Schuetz was appointed as the Executive Director of the Bermuda Casino Gaming Commission on September 1, 2015, following a four-year engagement as a commissioner for the California Gambling Control Commission. Prior to this, Mr. Schuetz has served in positions ranging from blackjack & dice dealer, to Executive Vice President, to President & CEO of casino resorts in numerous jurisdictions. Mr. Schuetz has worked as a senior executive in the gaming markets of Las Vegas, Atlantic City, Reno/Tahoe, Laughlin, Minnesota, Mississippi, and Louisiana.
Mr. Schuetz has served on the boards of Shuffle Master Gaming, the Stratosphere Hotel and Casino (where he was also President & CEO), and Casino Publishing. He sat on the International Advisory Board for the Institute for the Study of Gambling & Commercial Gaming at the University of Nevada, Reno, and was the Co-moderator of the Institute’s Executive Development Program, with Dr. William Eadington. He was named an Honorary Professor of Casino Marketing at the Baron N. Hilton School of Hotel Administration at the University of Houston; was the marketing columnist for Casino Executive Magazine; and has taught Casino Management & Regulation at the Ecole Hoteliere Lausanne in Switzerland, and at the University of Macau and Macau Polytechnic Institute in Macau, SAR China. Richard was the consultant to the City of Detroit as that city introduced casino gaming, and served in a like position for the state of Kansas as that state introduced casinos. He has lectured throughout the world on the topics of gaming, gaming regulation, and casino marketing.
Mr. Schuetz received his degree in Business from the University of Nevada, Reno, and holds a Masters in Philosophy specializing in economic analysis from the University of Utah. Mr. Schuetz is also ADB PhD in Economics from the University of Utah, and his dissertation topic was on the Nevada Experience in Gaming Regulation for the 1945-1966 period. Mr. Schuetz has published over 60 articles on gambling, gambling regulation, and casino marketing.
Mr. Schuetz currently lives in Warwick, Bermuda.