Ed Silverstein

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Ed Silverstein is a senior reporter covering gambling law and crime news for Casino.org. Ed is an award-winning journalist with credits ranging from the Associated Press to American Lawyer Media. Ed joined the Casino.org news team in 2019 after decades of experience in legal reporting.

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, politics, education, and state and local government.

Ed holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Connecticut and master’s degrees from Harvard and Yale. His professional awards include recognition from the New England Press Association and New England AP News Executives.

Ed currently resides in Connecticut, where he enjoys photography and bowling in his spare time.

Contact Ed at ed.silverstein@casino.org.

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1273 stories by Ed Silverstein

UMC Fatal Knifing Leads to Arrest, Jailed Suspect Refuses to Go to Court

A man who allegedly fatally stabbed one patient and injured another Thursday at University Medical Center (UMC) is now in jail, according to a published Las Vegas news report. The suspect was also a UMC patient. All three had psychiatric diagnoses and...

Ed Silverstein June 24, 2022

Las Vegas Abortion Clinics May See More Procedures, Out-of-State Patients

The US Supreme Court overturning Roe vs. Wade could be followed by many states restricting abortions, or possibly banning them. But Nevada will continue to provide abortions to local residents and visitors from nearby states, including residents of Arizona, Idaho, Texas, and...

Ed Silverstein June 24, 2022

Jackpot: Slots Player at North Dakota’s 4 Bears Casino Wins Over $1.6M

North Dakota’s 4 Bears Casino and Lodge recently paid out $1,668,961 on a slot machine. It was believed to be the second-largest payout ever in North Dakota. The winner was identified this week as Elton Spotted Horse from Mandaree, N.D. His win...

Ed Silverstein June 24, 2022

Las Vegas Psychiatric Patient Stabs Two Other UMC Patients, One Dies From Wounds

Two psychiatric patients were stabbed at Las Vegas’ University Medical Center (UMC) emergency department by a third patient early Thursday. One victim passed away. The other victim was injured and is expected to survive. The assailant had been in a room at...

Ed Silverstein June 23, 2022

Casino-Visiting Grandma Allegedly Steals Firearm During Michigan Home Invasion

A 57-year-old grandmother was sentenced to prison recently after she allegedly stole a loaded .22 caliber pistol from a Sherwood Township, Mich. residence. She also stole a pot filled with coins in the Dec. 22, 2020 home break-in, police said. Genoa Sigerfoos,...

Ed Silverstein June 23, 2022

Fremont Street Uber Pickup Leads to Bloody Attack on Vegas Driver – Video 

A 55-year-old Uber XL driver suffered cuts and bruises on her head, neck, shoulders, and back early Sunday after several passengers in her van allegedly beat her.  She picked up the passengers on Fremont Street. The incident began when the driver, Victoria...

Ed Silverstein June 23, 2022

Aria Casino Bar Meetup Leads to Theft of $90K in Chips, Drugging of Man

A woman was arrested this week on charges related to the theft of $90,000 worth of casino chips from a man. The two apparently met at the High Limit Lounge at Las Vegas’ Aria Casino. During the course of the night, she...

Ed Silverstein June 23, 2022

Off-Strip Las Vegas Fire Leads to Heavy Smoke, Flames

A vacant warehouse west of the Las Vegas Strip caught on fire early Wednesday, with firefighters facing heavy flames and smoke. The property is located near the Palms Casino Resort. The Bertsos Drive blaze was first reported at 8:25 am Wednesday. The...

Ed Silverstein June 22, 2022

Slot Machine Cash Boxes Stolen at Seven Las Vegas Restaurants

A Las Vegas man appeared at a court hearing this week for allegedly stealing cash boxes from slots at restaurants. Eric Christopher Johnson, 38, was indicted on 26 counts related to the thefts at seven Las Vegas restaurants, authorities said. The charges...

Ed Silverstein June 22, 2022

NYC Elderly Woman Gambled Away Much of $655K in Stolen Benefits, Prosecutor Reveals

A 77-year-old woman spent much of the approximately $655,000 she bilked from government agencies at casinos, prosecutors announced this week. The Bronx, N.Y., defendant will avoid prison for an elaborate plot that started in 1960. The loot was stolen by Carmen Soto...

Ed Silverstein June 22, 2022