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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741 stories by Ed Silverstein

Chinese Cops Nab 15 in Crypto-Linked Gambling Operation, Seize $3.8M in Digital Currency

An online allegedly illegal gambling operation based on EOS cryptocurrency was raided recently by police in China. Some 15 suspects were arrested and over $3.8 million worth of cryptocurrency was seized, according to a published report. The Block, a cryptocurrency news site,...

Ed Silverstein April 20, 2021

Iowa Casino Patron Served Several Drinks, Later Drives Into Police Car, Lawsuit Claims

Iowa’s Lakeside Hotel Casino and parent company Affinity Gaming were sued recently by a West Des Moines police officer who was seriously injured by an alleged drunk driver who had been at the gaming property hours before, according to a lawsuit. The...

Ed Silverstein April 19, 2021

Louisiana Casino Theft Leads to Suspect Crashing Car, Hospitalization

A 22-year-old man allegedly scooped up $1,300 from a cash register at a Duson, La. gaming property over the weekend. It was his third theft from the same casino. But this time, after fleeing, he crashed his car and wound up in...

Ed Silverstein April 19, 2021

Louisiana’s Wild Fire Casino Gunfire Leads to Arrest of Alleged Shooter

Louisiana’s Wild Fire Casino was the site of a shooting spree late last week in front of the building. The alleged shooter, Kewondrick Hays, 22, was arrested on Saturday. Hays was charged with two felonies, according to WBRZ, a local TV station....

Ed Silverstein April 19, 2021

Station Casinos’ Pandemic Labor Practices Chastised in Labor Board Regional Complaint

A National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) regional complaint has sided with unions regarding Station Casinos’ actions toward its workers during the coronavirus pandemic. But parent company Red Rock Resorts has rejected the NLRB allegations. The NLRB regional complaint claims Station Casinos and...

Ed Silverstein April 19, 2021

Car Gets Wedged on Las Vegas Strip Pedestrian Bridge, Driver Faces DUI

A suspected intoxicated driver on the Las Vegas Strip somehow maneuvered a Chevy sedan onto a narrow pedestrian bridge near the Encore at Wynn Las Vegas Friday. The unnamed driver was arrested for DUI. The bridge is a tight walkway stretching between...

Ed Silverstein April 17, 2021

Pennsylvania’s Wind Creek Casino Sees Elderly Visitor Allegedly Attack State Trooper

A 68-year-old casino-goer allegedly bit a state trooper’s hand at Pennsylvania's Wind Creek Bethlehem during her arrest on Wednesday. The suspect, identified as Rui Y. Li, also allegedly spit throughout the trooper’s office in the gaming property. Earlier, she allegedly hit a...

Ed Silverstein April 16, 2021

Arizona Tribal Casino Parking Garage Site of Deadly Shooting

An unnamed man was killed Thursday in the Gila River Hotels & Casinos – Wild Horse Pass parking garage. The fatal shooting is the latest violent incident in numerous gaming property garages or parking lots nationwide. Gila River police officers were reportedly...

Ed Silverstein April 16, 2021

Las Vegas Sands Spends Millions To Push For Texas Casinos Despite the Odds

A reported multimillion dollar pro-casino ad campaign by the Las Vegas Sands Corp. (LVS) is unlikely to beat out long-held opposition from influential Texas politicians, policy analysts say. The ad blitz supports proposed destination casino-resorts in Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, and San...

Ed Silverstein April 16, 2021

Cosmopolitan Las Vegas Casino Workers Could Get $1M in COVID Vaccine Incentives

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas might pay up to $1 million in employee bonuses to encourage workers to get COVID-19 shots over the next couple of weeks. The large incentive plan at the hotel-casino kicks in if 80 percent of workers receive...

Ed Silverstein April 15, 2021