About David Patent
David most recently was the founder and CEO of Patent Enterprises LLC, where he provided analytic insights to gaming operators and slot manufacturers, led a major management turnaround at Jamul Casino in San Diego, and worked on casino development and redevelopment opportunities.
Throughout his career in the Gaming industry, David has been an innovator bringing relentless focus on creating great experiences for customers and employees to enhance value creation. An honors graduate of Harvard University and Harvard Law School, David joined the Gaming industry in 2001 after practicing law, serving as a senior consultant for McKinsey & Co., and founding an innovative online startup.
David began his Gaming career with Harrah’s Entertainment as Vice President of Slot Revenue Management and later Vice President of Enterprise Gaming, leveraging sophisticated enterprise-wide analytics to improve the Company’s product selection, placement, and pricing, driving over $2B of incremental revenue. David spent several years as a senior operations leader in the Midwest and Las Vegas, guiding the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino and the Flamingo Casino and Hotel to record revenue and EBITDA during his tenure.
David then became a co-founder and President/COO of Rush Street Gaming in 2009, the fastest organically growing domestic gaming company at the time -- opening four new casinos in three years and securing a license for Rivers Casino Schenectady, which opened in 2017. During his tenure, RSG’s properties reached over $1.1B in Net Revenues, enjoyed significant market share premiums, and won hundreds of “Best of Awards”.