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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Nevada Casinos on Alert with State Counter Terrorism Center as Biden Inauguration Approaches

Las Vegas casino security officials remain on watch this week, with Joe Biden's Wednesday inauguration and residual concerns about potential pro-Donald Trump protests in Nevada and nationwide. Southern Nevada casinos are staying abreast of any risks via the Southern Nevada Counter Terrorism...

Ed Silverstein January 18, 2021

Station Casinos, Fertitta Brothers Singled Out by Unite Here Union for Trump Donations

The Unite Here union lashed out this week at Lorenzo and Frank Fertitta and their company, Station Casinos, for the brothers’ millions of dollars in contributions to embattled President Donald Trump and other Republicans. The 300,000-member union alleges such donations allowed for...

Ed Silverstein January 14, 2021

Thailand Cockfights, Gambling Dens Promote COVID Spread, Health Experts Warn

Gamblers assembled at Thailand’s cockfights and illegal gaming dens are leading to higher risk for coronavirus transmission, cautions a US public health expert. Dr. Amesh Adalja, a senior scholar at the Johns Hopkins University Center for Health Security, told Casino.org that “spectating...

Ed Silverstein January 12, 2021

Nevada Gov. Sisolak Extends COVID Restrictions, Experts Question Effectiveness

Nevada’s gaming floors, bars, and restaurants must keep in place the 25 percent occupancy limit for another 30 days due to coronavirus risk, Gov. Steve Sisolak (D) announced on Monday. But the move led experts to question its effectiveness and the impact...

Ed Silverstein January 12, 2021

Laughlin, Nevada Bloody Casino Robbery Leaves Man in Critical Condition

A man was left in critical condition on Monday after an assault and robbery outside of Laughlin, Nevada’s Colorado Belle Casino Resort. The man was found bleeding after the assailants fled the scene. The unnamed victim was undergoing treatment at a Las...

Ed Silverstein January 12, 2021

Las Vegas Police Seek Shooters in Double Homicide Near the Strip

Two men were murdered in a spree of gunfire close to the forthcoming Virgin Las Vegas casino late Friday afternoon. Las Vegas Metro police continued to search for suspects into the night. One of the victims died at the site of the...

Ed Silverstein January 8, 2021

MGM Resorts Furloughs 140 Las Vegas Managers, But Hiring 400 Seasonal Pool Workers

MGM Resorts International has furloughed about 140 managers at its Las Vegas properties. That's while it also is planning to hire 400 seasonal pool workers starting next month, according to local news reports. Since the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak began, close to  63,000...

Ed Silverstein January 8, 2021

Las Vegas Police ID Woman Who Allegedly Left Toddler at Wynn Restroom

The woman who allegedly abandoned a little girl in a Wynn Las Vegas restroom last week was identified by Metro police Thursday. She is Mariam Ramos, 26, police told multiple local news organizations. The woman’s identity was released by police after an...

Ed Silverstein January 8, 2021

Ohio Fugitive Arrested for Double Homicide at Illegal Gambling Operation

A suspect was arrested in Ohio Tuesday in connection with a 2019 double homicide in an illegal gambling room shootout, according to law enforcement officials. Jay Harris, 23, was apprehended by the US Marshals Service Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (SOFAST)...

Ed Silverstein January 6, 2021

$500 Gambling Loss Leaves Las Vegas Man Angry, Allegedly Kills Dog 

A small, three-year-old brown chihuahua named “Star” was allegedly killed by a Las Vegas man over the weekend. That's after he lost $500 at the Plaza Hotel & Casino in downtown Las Vegas. The dog was his girlfriend’s pet. Walter Stevenson, age...

Ed Silverstein January 5, 2021