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Reporter: Ed Silverstein

Ed Silverstein is a senior reporter covering gambling law and crime news for Ed is an award-winning journalist with credits ranging from the Associated Press to American Lawyer Media. Ed joined the 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.

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2007 stories by Ed Silverstein

Casino Crime Round Up: Florida Police-Involved Shooting

A man was apprehended Tuesday after he allegedly attempted to drive into a Florida police officer near the Seminole Classic Casino Hollywood. The officer fired a shot at the suspect, but he was not wounded, authorities said. The Seminole Police Department unnamed...

Ed Silverstein November 29, 2023

Cirque du Soleil Performer Injures Leg in Las Vegas Beatles Show

A weekend Cirque du Soleil show was temporarily suspended at the Mirage in Las Vegas after one of the trampoline performers suffered an injury. The unnamed male performer hurt his left leg and is now recuperating, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal....

Ed Silverstein November 28, 2023

Mississippi Murder Suspect May Face Death Penalty for Casino Visitors Kills

A teenager was charged with capital murder and other counts this week in connection with the death of three victims near a Mississippi gaming property. Deonte Carnell Taylor, 18, of Tunica, Miss., was booked on Wednesday for the November 10 triple homicide...

Ed Silverstein November 24, 2023

Las Vegas Hospitality Workers at Large Casino Companies Approve Contracts

Unionized employees at Wynn Resorts, MGM Resorts, and Caesars Entertainment approved new labor agreements this week. Next, the Culinary Union turns its attention to 24 other Las Vegas properties. If future negotiations fail to produce a satisfactory agreement for some 10K employees...

Ed Silverstein November 24, 2023

Motorist Reportedly Stopped at Casino Before Explosion at Border Bridge

Occupants of a car which exploded at the U.S.-Canada border Wednesday visited New York State’s Seneca Niagara Casino shortly before the horrific crash, news reports revealed. News of the crash spread globally, given initial fears of terrorism. But as authorities investigated the...

Ed Silverstein November 23, 2023

MGM Resorts Workers Overwhelmingly Approve New Contract

Hospitality employees at Las Vegas’ MGM Resorts strongly voted Tuesday for a new labor agreement. When the votes were tallied, 99% of Culinary Union members voted for the five-year deal. The contract gives salary increases and improved work conditions to some 25,400...

Ed Silverstein November 22, 2023

Oklahoma Casino Parking Lot Is Site of Deadly Shooting

A person was shot and killed in the parking lot of Bartlesville, Oklahoma’s Osage Casino & Hotel early Tuesday. The shooter fired at the victim after the person tried to drive away with a police officer holding onto the vehicle, according to...

Ed Silverstein November 21, 2023

Las Vegas Caesars Workers Agree to New Contract- Wynn, MGM Votes Next

A new hospitality workers’ contract is in place at Caesars Entertainment properties in Las Vegas. That's after it was overwhelmingly approved by rank-and-file union members on Monday. Thousands of Culinary Union members turned out to vote on the five-year agreement. Balloting was...

Ed Silverstein November 21, 2023

Harry Reid Airport Passengers Cope with High Winds Causing Flight Delays

Over 600 flights departing Sunday from Las Vegas’s Harry Reid International Airport were delayed by  high winds. In total, an estimated 716 outbound and inbound flights were delayed at the airport as of 6 p.m. Sunday, according to FlightAware, a flight tracking...

Ed Silverstein November 19, 2023

Las Vegas Bicyclist Killed After Alleged Intoxicated Bus Driver Hits Him

A local bus driver is suspected of DUI after allegedly driving a public bus through a red light and striking a man on a bicycle in Las Vegas on Friday. The bicyclist died from his injuries. The driver was identified by the...

Ed Silverstein November 18, 2023