Richard Schwartz joined the Rush Street Gaming group in 2012 to launch Rush Street Interactive. In this role, he oversees the product development and operations for playsugarhouse.com and the group’s social casinos and Poker TV business. Previously, Richard started and led the interactive business for WMS Industries, which in 2010, launched the award-winning UK-facing online casino business, Jackpot Party. Richard has been a leader and innovator in the gaming industry for over 15 years, is an inventor on over 80 patents/patent applications, and has a deep understanding of player psychology. Prior to joining the gaming industry, Richard was an executive at Telecom Italia Lab (U.S.) and an intellectual property attorney in the Silicon Valley. Richard graduated from the University of California, Berkeley and received his law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.