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LI exec named to casino siting board

Kevin Law, chief executive of the Long Island

Kevin Law, chief executive of the Long Island Association, on Jan. 25, 2007. (Credit: Newsday / Audrey C. Tiernan)

Kevin Law, president and CEO of the Long Island Association, has been appointed to the panel that will determine the locations of four upstate casinos.

The state Gaming Commission announced it tapped Law and Dennis E. Glazer, an attorney and husband of Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore, to its five-member New York Gaming Facility Location Board which will select applicants to run up to four casinos in the Capital Region, Hudson Valley and Southern Tier.

Board members aren’t compensated and must reside outside of the casino-eligible regions. Law becomes the second Long Islander named to the board, joining Hofstra University President Stuart Rabinowitz.

“Throughout his career, Kevin has repeatedly answered the call to public service in New York State,” Gaming Commission Chairman Mark Gearan said in a statement. “His commitment to and knowledge of economic development is tailor-made for the Gaming Facility Location Board, and I thank him for taking on this important task.”

Law has led the LIA, a business association since 2010. Earlier in his career, he led the Long Island Power Authority and served as a Suffolk County deputy county executive.

Tags: Kevin Law , casinos

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