NYS Gaming Commission Names Stuart Rabinowitz of Meltzer Lippe to NYS Gaming Facility Location Board

Meltzer, Lippe, Goldstein & Breitstone, LLP is pleased to announce that Stuart Rabinowitz, Senior Counsel to the firm has been named one of the three appointees to the New York State Gaming Facility Location Board. This newly appointed panel is responsible for recommending the establishment of three new New York State casinos.

The Board is responsible for reviewing and evaluating casino applications and recommending up to three facilities for licensure and is expected to issue a Request for Applications (RFA) for interested casino applicants by January 2023. The Board has launched a website, nycasinos.ny.gov, which will be the repository for all materials relating to the siting process.

Stuart Rabinowitz is Senior Counsel to the firm, where his practice encompasses constitutional law, appellate litigation, education law, and economic development strategy. Stuart is the President Emeritus of Hofstra University and before that, Dean of its School of Law. He previously served on the New York Gaming Facility Location Board in 2014 and co-chaired the Long Island Regional Economic Development Council for a decade. In addition, Stuart served as co-chair of Former Nassau County Executive Laura Curran’s Advisory Committee on COVID-19 Economic Recovery and on Town of Hempstead Supervisor Don Clavin’s Economic Relief Advisory Committee.

He has had extensive involvement at the local, state and federal levels on economic development issues and projects. The location of downstate casinos will be highly competitive and important to the economic development of our region and New York State.

“Stuart’s unique blend of experience across public service and relations is an enormous asset for our firm,” said Meltzer Lippe Chairman Lew Meltzer. “I am confident in his ability to provide a meaningful impact to the New York State Gaming Facility Location Board.”

“I am honored to be appointed by the New York State Gaming Commission to this position and look forward to working with my colleagues to make the best choices of the three most promising applicants from a very robust pool,” said Stuart Rabinowitz.

To learn more about the Board and the casino siting process, visit nycasinos.ny.gov.