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2 join NYS Gaming Commission’s Facility Location Board

2 join NYS Gaming Commission’s Facility Location Board

The state Gaming Commission’s Facility Location Board, which is tasked with choosing sites for casin

The state Gaming Commission’s Facility Location Board, which is tasked with choosing sites for casinos this fall, now has five members after adding two new ones on Monday.

The Gaming Commission unanimously named Dennis Glazer, a retired partner at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, and Kevin Law, former president and CEO of the Long Island Power Authority, to the Facility Location Board.

Glazer is married to Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore, a Republican turned Democrat. Fiore was appointed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo in 2011 to head the Joint Commission on Public Ethics.

Last year, DiFiore was acquitted of wrongdoing in a welfare benefits scandal over whether her former live-in nanny was improperly approved to receive Medicaid, welfare payments and food stamps.

Law currently serves as president and CEO of the Long Island Association, which focuses on economic development opportunities on Long Island, and as co-chair of the Long Island Regional Economic Development Council. Previously, he led the Long Island Power Authority. Law is a vocal supporter of Cuomo.

The other three members on the board, who were appointed in February, include Paul Francis, founder and managing partner of Cedar Street Group; Stuart Rabinowitz, president of Hofstra University; and William Thompson, chief administrative officer at Siebert Brandford Shank & Company.

The five-member Facility Location Board will review casino applications this summer and choose four sites in three regions for full-scale casinos sometime in the fall.

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