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NY casino location board may expand

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- The board charged with picking the winning applications to open new casinos in New York may soon have a new member.
The New York Gaming Commission is scheduled to consider on Wednesday whether to add a fourth member to the Gaming Facility Location Board.
The board is tasked with reviewing the plans of developers looking to win one of the up to four casino licenses available for upstate New York.
The board is authorized to have up to five members. It currently has three.
They are Paul Francis, a business executive and former top adviser to the last three governors; Hofstra University President Stuart Rabinowitz; and former New York City Comptroller William Thompson, Jr.
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