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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1605 stories by Ed Silverstein

Texas Republican Legislator Introduces Bill Enabling Casinos, Sports Gambling

A Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives has introduced a bill that would pave the way for limited gaming properties in the Lone Star State. The legislation would allow for sports wagering, too. State Rep. Charlie Geren, R-Fort Worth, filed...

Ed Silverstein February 4, 2023

Las Vegas Crime Round Up: Massage Parlor Arrests, Car Crashes Near The Strip

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) officers arrested the owner of a massage parlor, called Ma and Oasis Spa, last week. Police claimed the Las Vegas business is actually a brothel. Cuixiao Ma, the owner, was charged with advancing prostitution and living...

Ed Silverstein February 3, 2023

CASINO CRIME ROUND UP: Oklahoma Shooting, Sentencing in Washington State, South Dakota Arrest

A 31-year-old South Dakota man was arrested on Thursday for four recent holdups at Sioux Falls gaming properties. In two of the robberies, he allegedly pulled out a knife to threaten employees. The suspect, Domach Khai, 31, of Sioux Falls, was charged...

Ed Silverstein February 3, 2023

Foxwoods Casino Expands Family Focus, Breaks Ground on Great Wolf Lodge

A new  Great Wolf Lodge broke ground this week in Mashantucket, Conn. The family-focused resort and entertainment complex is on 13 acres next to the sprawling Foxwoods Resort Casino. The $300 million, 549-room Great Wolf property is scheduled to open in 2025....

Ed Silverstein February 3, 2023

Connecticut Man Allegedly Ran Storefront Gambling Joint While Imprisoned

A Connecticut man is due in court later this month on charges he ran an illegal gaming operation. That's even though he was incarcerated in a state prison at the time. The defendant, Andrew Stern, 28, who has since been released from...

Ed Silverstein February 3, 2023

Charitable Casino Plan for Empty Grocery Store Moves Forward in Conway, N.H.

The town of Conway is the latest community in New Hampshire to approve a building permit for a charitable casino. The permit was approved last month, the Conway Daily Sun, a local newspaper, reported this week. The local permit is required to place...

Ed Silverstein February 3, 2023

Las Vegas Grand Jury Indicts Trio for Sweepstakes Fraud Targeting Elderly

A federal grand jury sitting in Las Vegas this week indicted three suspects -- one of whom resides in the city -- in connection with a large mail scheme that defrauded thousands of victims, prosecutors said. The victims were drawn in with...

Ed Silverstein February 3, 2023

California Casino Attempted Homicide Leads to Girlfriend’s Arrest

A suspect remains in jail days after she allegedly attempted to fatally run over her boyfriend in the parking lot of California’s Win-River Resort & Casino. The suspect, Britney Matthews, 26, “narrowly” missed driving into the victim, officials said. She allegedly aimed...

Ed Silverstein February 2, 2023

Mel Gibson (Not That One) Arrested For Murder on Las Vegas Strip After Public Urination

A less famous Mel Gibson has been arrested after trying to urinate in public on the Las Vegas Strip earlier this week. The officer later realized the man had a warrant for murder. Initially, Gibson, 52, who is apparently homeless, was charged...

Ed Silverstein February 2, 2023

UPDATE: Las Vegas Synagogue Mass Shooting Threat Suspect Arrested

UPDATE:  Michael Sanchez, who is accused of threatening to kill worshippers at a Las Vegas synagogue, complained to a judge during his court appearance on Wednesday. He claims “false information" is "being presented on both sides about my issues.” He also called...

Ed Silverstein February 2, 2023

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