Kevin Laforet, chief executive officer of Casino Windsor, has been rewarded for his leadership and outstanding contributions to the Canadian gaming industry by the Canadian Gaming Association.

“Kevin was one of the first hires at Casino Windsor in 1993 and has risen through the ranks to become CEO, demonstrating that a Canadian could indeed aspire to operate a major facility in competition with established American operators,” said Bill Rutsey, president of the CGA.

Laforet received his award at the recent CGA gala benefit which raised funds for Variety — The Children’s Charity.