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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491 stories by Ed Silverstein

casino vote withdrawn

Arkansas Casino Expansion Advocates Halt Process to Hold Statewide Vote

A planned Arkansas vote to expand legalized gambling has been effectively withdrawn by organizers. That's after state officials challenged the process used to collect signatures on a petition to pave the way for the constitutional referendum. Arkansas Wins in 2020 recently dropped...

Ed Silverstein August 10, 2020
Argentina Casino MOves Ahead with Reopening

Casino de Tandil Proceeds with Reopening Plan in Buenos Aires Province, Argentina’s Online Gaming to Expand

Argentina’s Casino de Tandil is moving forward in its effort to resume operations, which will make it the first gaming venue in Buenos Aires province to reopen since closing because of the coronavirus pandemic. The gaming venue has developed a reopening plan...

Ed Silverstein August 8, 2020
survey on tribal casinos

Tribal Casino Leaders Want More COVID-19 Funds, Confident on Safety

Tribal chairs and top tribal executives overwhelmingly believe they have sufficient procedures in place to reopen safely. But the majority also says tribes need more federal coronavirus relief funds to offset devastating community effects, according to a recent survey. A recent survey...

Ed Silverstein August 7, 2020
sports betting streaming service

NBABet Stream Launches with Wagering Analysis of Pro Basketball Games

NBABet Stream, which provides streaming broadcasts of pro basketball games complete with exclusive gambling-related content, debuted this week. Some say it could become a model for other sports leagues. It kicked off with the Oklahoma City Thunder-Denver Nuggets game on Monday, Aug....

Ed Silverstein August 6, 2020
Fire Rock Casino remains closed

Navajo Gaming Employees to Stop Getting Paychecks, Coronavirus Continues to Impact Indian Country

Close to 1,000 employees who had been on leave with the Navajo Nation’s gambling operation will stop getting paid after Monday, Aug. 3, as the tribal community continues to struggle with lost revenue from the COVID-19 pandemic. Some 900 workers were alerted...

Ed Silverstein July 29, 2020
John Moran Gaming Commission Chairman

Moran Promoted to Permanent Chair of Nevada Gaming Commission, Brown Named Commissioner

Ogonna Brown — a partner at the Las Vegas office of Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie — was recently named the fifth member of the Nevada Gaming Commission, filling a previously vacant seat. Veteran commission member John T. Moran Jr. also was named...

Ed Silverstein July 29, 2020
Nevada looks into mask violations at casinos

Nevada Gaming Board Launches 156 Cases, Face Mask Violations Claimed at Three Casinos

The Nevada Gaming Control Board has kicked off 156 cases related to non-compliance on the state’s health and safety regulations. The violations occurred since gaming properties began to reopen on June 4 after months of shuttering because of the coronavirus pandemic. Three...

Ed Silverstein July 29, 2020
Court Divided on COVID-19 Case

Dissenting Supreme Court Justices Rip Policy That Lets More Visitors Into Nevada Casinos Than Into Churches

The US Supreme Court recently upheld a Nevada policy that limits church crowds to 50 worshipers. That's while casinos are typically allowed to operate at a much higher capacity of 50 percent, given the risk of transmission from the COVID-19 pandemic. By...

Ed Silverstein July 26, 2020
gambling raid arrests

India Authorities Arrest 23 Suspects During Green Park Resort Gambling Raid

A police raid of India’s Green Park Resort, Talasari -- about 83 miles north of Mumbai -- led to the apprehension of 23 people on gambling and related charges early Saturday morning. The arrests are part of a continuing crackdown on illegal...

Ed Silverstein July 26, 2020
drowning at Bellagio fountains

Homeless Man Drowns in Bellagio Fountains in Front of Las Vegas Tourists

Las Vegas Metro police are continuing to investigate the death of a homeless man who jumped into the iconic Bellagio fountains on the Las Vegas Strip Friday morning and eventually died from an apparent drowning. At least one passerby tried to save...

Ed Silverstein July 25, 2020