Capitol Weekly Podcast: Richard Schuetz on sports betting

Many people in politics have led colorful lives, but Richard Schuetz has most of them beat. He began working in casinos as a dealer while still in college, and has since held senior positions in gaming establishments across the country, notably in Las Vegas and Atlantic City. He served on the California Gambling Control Commission until 2015, when he left to head the Bermuda Casino Gaming Commission.

Today, Schuetz splits his time between Pennsylvania and Florida and works around the globe as a consultant on gaming. He joined John Howard and Tim Foster to chat about the impact of the pandemic on the gaming industry, the competing sports-betting proposals currently in play in California and more.

Ed’s Note: We recorded this podcast March 13 as the coronavirus situation was evolving — some of the discussions about casino closures may be out of date.

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