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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Arkansans Await Reopening of Casinos, Officials Review Coronavirus Data

Arkansas has yet to specify a date to reopen the state’s three licensed gaming venues. In the meantime, state officials are monitoring the number of COVID-19 cases and want to see health precautions in place at casinos before they allow players to...

Ed Silverstein April 27, 2020

MGM Resorts Cancels May Reservations Taken for Las Vegas Properties

MGM Resorts International has canceled bookings at its Las Vegas hotels for between May 1 and 21, as hospitality and gaming companies continue to plan for their reopening after closing because of the COVID-19 pandemic. As of Friday, the earliest available Las...

Ed Silverstein April 26, 2020

Idaho’s Coeur d’Alene Casino to Reopen May 1, Masks Required

The Coeur d'Alene tribal gaming property in Idaho will reopen to the public on May 1 starting the gradual process nationwide of casinos resuming operations following COVID-19 closures. Health precautions will be in place at Coeur d'Alene to limit the risk of...

Ed Silverstein April 25, 2020

Macau Airport To Take Over Nearby Space For Future Increase in Passengers

Macau International Airport will acquire a portion of the Taipa Ferry Terminal to handle airline overflow passengers. The surge is predicted to be in the millions, despite the temporary drop from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Macau Civil Aviation Authority (MCAA) announced this...

Ed Silverstein April 25, 2020

COVID-19 Coding System Could Streamline Travel to Macau

Macau is developing a health coding system that could replace cumbersome border travel restrictions now in place with Guangdong Province, according to news reports. Since March, people from Guangdong must quarantine for two weeks after arriving in Macau. Now being tested, the...

Ed Silverstein April 24, 2020

Atlantic City Casino Workers Wait Hours for Food, Hope To Be Rehired

An estimated 1,500 laid-off casino employees waited in a two-mile-long line of vehicles in New Jersey Wednesday to receive free food so their families do not go hungry, news reports said. The Community Food Bank of New Jersey/United Here Local 54 food...

Ed Silverstein April 22, 2020

Harvard Says Pandemic Casino Shutdown Is ‘Immediate Threat’ to Native Americans

US tribes urgently need financial help from the federal government after casinos and other money-making operations were abruptly shuttered by the coronavirus outbreak, according to a Harvard University study. Tribal governments could lose billions of dollars in revenue from closed gaming properties...

Ed Silverstein April 22, 2020

G2E Asia 2020 Trade Show Delayed for Second Time

G2E Asia 2020 is rescheduled again because of the coronavirus pandemic and related travel restrictions. Organizers of the large gaming sector trade show now have planned it for December. It is on the calendar for Dec. 1-3, at The Venetian Macao. That...

Ed Silverstein April 19, 2020

Reopen Nevada Protestors Show Disgust for Closings, Widespread Support for Trump

Several hundred Nevadans took part in dual protests in Carson City and Las Vegas Saturday. Their aim was to put a stop to Gov. Steve Sisolak’s closing of non-essential businesses and his continuing stay-at-home directive in response to coronavirus. Organized by an...

Ed Silverstein April 18, 2020

Missouri Gaming Commission Conflict Expands, Investigation Demanded

A proliferating dispute has broken out between some members of the Missouri Gaming Commission, as Executive Director David Grothaus is poised to resign within two weeks after he was reportedly frustrated in his efforts to cut costs at the agency. This week,...

Ed Silverstein April 18, 2020