Richard Schwartz, CEO of Rush Street Interactive, has been named “Leader of the Year” at the SBC Awards North America 2021.

The well-respected SBC Gaming media group created these awards to acknowledge and reward the expertise and innovation of North America’s leading operators in this fast-growing, high-tech industry that have exhibited excellence in the past year. The “Leader of the Year” award was selected by a diverse panel of judges from some of the industry’s most successful companies.

“I am extremely proud of RSI’s accomplishments this year and very appreciative and humbled to have won this award, but success takes a team and we’ve assembled a best-in-class team with deep industry experience. It is their commitment and passion to continually advance the operations, quality of our product and overall customer experience that drives our innovation and RSI’s success,” Richard Schwartz, CEO of RSI, said.

Richard Schwartz co-founded RSI in 2012 and was named CEO in August 2021 after serving as President since inception.

The winners were announced at a ceremony in New York City on December 2, in front of an audience of 500 senior executives. The SBC Awards North America ceremony was held on the final evening of SBC Summit North America, the biggest conference and trade show for the sports betting and iGaming industries in the US and Canada, which took place at Meadowlands Exposition Center in New Jersey. The Summit convened some of the most influential members of the North American gaming industry, including Mr. Schwartz, who was a speaker.

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Niji Narayan has been in the writing industry for well over a decade or so. He prides himself as one of the few survivors left in the world who have actually mastered the impossible art of copy editing. Niji graduated in Physics and obtained his Master’s degree in Communication and Journalism. He has always interested in sports writing and travel writing. He has written for numerous websites and his in-depth analytical articles top sports magazines like Cricket Today and Sports Today. He reports gaming industry headlines from all around the globe.


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