Gaming Technology Conference, the premier event for technology users, influencers and innovators in the gaming and hospitality space, will put a spotlight on critical issues surrounding regulation and technology at a featured session during the three-day conference, which will take place in Las Vegas at Caesars Palace March 17-19.

Richard Schuetz, a commissioner on the California Gambling Control Commission, will headline a session entitled, “The Problem With Regulators,” which will address how the industry can improve regulatory processes that are too often service-poor, high-cost and slow to innovate.

“Regulation has always been and will remain the starting point for the credibility of gaming and a key element in the industry’s ability to maintain and grow its appeal with consumers,” said Randy Green, group publisher, BNP Media Gaming Group. “We can think of no better person to address this topic than Richard Schuetz, who, in addition to serving as a regulator in the largest gaming market in the U.S., has an extensive operator background and is an incredibly dynamic speaker.”

California Governor Jerry Brown appointed Schuetz to the Gambling Control Commission on September 12, 2011. Schuetz has been a consultant at Schuetz, Inc. and Schuetz, LP since 1995. His casino industry background includes many high-level jobs, including president and CEO of the Stratosphere Hotel and Casino from 1996 to 1997; vice president of corporate marketing for Grand Casinos from 1991 to 1995; and vice president of casino operations at the Stardust Hotel and Casino from 1988 to 1990.

 “The Problem With Regulators” is part of a comprehensive gaming technology education program that will start with an opening afternoon workshop led by gaming analytics pioneer Andrew Cardno, CTO of BIS². This will be followed by 18 breakout sessions, and include the announcement of the winners of Casino Journal’s Top 20 Most Innovative Technology Products of 2013.