Ed Silverstein

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Gaming Law, Tribal Gaming, Crime, Gaming Research----An award-winning journalist with credits ranging from the Associated Press to American Lawyer Media, Ed joined the Casino.org news team in 2019 with decades of legal reporting expertise under his belt. His past reporting and editing assignments include Cowles Business Media, Columbia University Press, the Connecticut Post, and Southern Connecticut Newspapers, Inc. Besides the law and its application to the gaming industry, Ed’s areas of expertise span business, courts, crime, politics, education, and state and local government. With an undergraduate degree from the University of Connecticut (where he now lives), and master’s degrees from Harvard and Yale, Ed’s professional awards include recognition from the New England Press Association and New England AP News Executives. Email: ed.silverstein@casino.org

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Wynn Las Vegas Among Casinos to Reopen on June 4

Wynn Las Vegas announced Wednesday it will resume operations at its shuttered gaming properties on June 4, with extensive health precautions in place. Similar announcements were made this week by some other companies, following Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak saying on Tuesday he...

Ed Silverstein May 27, 2020

Long Lines at Reopened US Casinos Show Player Interest, Waits Could Be New Normal for Now

Many players are waiting in lines for up to an hour or more to get the chance to gamble at gaming properties after months of shuttering. Some queues number in the hundreds and are made worse by reduced capacity in properties, which...

Ed Silverstein May 27, 2020

Gov. Sisolak Affirms June 4 Reopening Date for Nevada Casinos, Promises Visitor Safety

Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak is now “confident” that the state’s casinos can begin to resume operations on June 4 with appropriate safeguards in place after months of coronavirus-related closures. In a far-reaching update on business reopenings, Sisolak said in a statement released...

Ed Silverstein May 27, 2020

Nevada Gaming Control Board Irons Out Precautions for June 4 Casino Reopenings

As Nevada moves forward to permit the reopening of gaming properties, the state’s Gaming Control Board Tuesday hashed out additional coronavirus safeguards during a workshop involving multiple state and local officials. The gaming board plans to issue updated guidance in the form...

Ed Silverstein May 26, 2020

Foxwoods, Mohegan Sun Plan to Partially Reopen June 1, Connecticut Governor Opposes ‘Incredibly Risky’ Move

Connecticut’s two tribal gaming properties, Foxwoods Resort Casino and Mohegan Sun, announced Wednesday they plan to partially reopen on June 1 much to the objection of Gov. Ned Lamont. News of the June reopening came in a joint Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation...

Ed Silverstein May 20, 2020

Tuesday’s Nevada Gaming Control Board Workshop Could Reveal Casino Reopening Details

Nevada gaming properties may get further insight into the casino reopening process during a newly scheduled workshop to be held by the Nevada Gaming Control Board on Tuesday. The 9 a.m. meeting comes as the state’s casinos remain shuttered and gaming property...

Ed Silverstein May 20, 2020

South Dakota Tribes, Gov. Kristi Noem Unable to Compromise on Checkpoints

UPDATE: South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem said Wednesday she has sent affidavits and video to the White House, the Department of Justice, the Interior Department, and her state's congressional delegation, asking for help to resolve the dispute with state tribes over road...

Ed Silverstein May 19, 2020

Some Nevada Casinos Detail Reopening Plans, Culinary Union Wants Statewide Release Policy

The Nevada Gaming Control Board is forcing gaming properties to submit their reopening plans before resuming operations after months of closures because of the coronavirus pandemic. But the board will not release relevant documents to the public because of requirements under Nevada...

Ed Silverstein May 19, 2020

California Card Rooms Prepare Reopening Safeguards, Tensions Mount Between Casinos and Governor

California card room executives are eager to see the venues reopen soon after months of closures from the coronavirus pandemic, and are working on developing appropriate precautions. All 66 operational card rooms in the state voluntarily closed in mid-March. Now, the gaming...

Ed Silverstein May 18, 2020

Long Entrance Lines Await Oklahoma Players at Reopened Thunderbird Casino

Hundreds of players queued up to enter Oklahoma’s Thunderbird Casino in Norman, which resumed operations this week at one-third of capacity. Many got to try their luck at gambling, but some left disgruntled, frustrated by the wait or multiple safety precautions put...

Ed Silverstein May 15, 2020