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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952 stories by Ed Silverstein

Legends Casino Suspect’s Fatal Shooting By Idaho Authorities Under Review

The man suspected in a shooting at Washington State’s Legends Casino Hotel was himself killed by Idaho cops last week following a high-speed chase and standoff. Buddy Byron McKenzie, 41, of Richland, Wash. allegedly fired a gun at officers in Caribou County,...

Ed Silverstein October 19, 2021

Pennsylvania Board Adds Three to Casino Exclusion List for Leaving Kids Unattended

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) this week placed the names of three parents or guardians on an exclusion list. They were involved in separate situations, leaving kids unattended in cars parked at a casino. In each case, the parent or guardian...

Ed Silverstein October 15, 2021

Muckleshoot Casino, Washington State: Nearby Shooting Leads to Injuries

A late-night shooting near Washington State’s Muckleshoot Casino Resort Wednesday left one person wounded. A suspect was placed in custody. The unidentified victim was taken to Seattle’s Harborview Medical Center. The person’s condition was not immediately available on Thursday. The Auburn, Wash....

Ed Silverstein October 14, 2021

The Strat Brawl Leads to Las Vegas Murder Charge, No Bail For Defendant

A Las Vegas man is to appear in court on Tuesday for allegedly murdering another man in the lobby of the Strat Hotel, Casino & SkyPod several weeks ago. The charge was brought to light this week. Initially, Michael Saunders was charged...

Ed Silverstein October 14, 2021

Iowa Man Who Used Government Cattle Loan To Gamble Heading To Prison

An Iowa man who redirected thousands of dollars from a government loan meant to buy cattle will now spend almost a year in prison. He was convicted of using the money to gamble at casinos and on other personal expenses. Briar Robert...

Ed Silverstein October 14, 2021

Michigan Illegal Gambling Case Against Ex-Police Chief Goes To Trial

Two men arrested for allegedly operating West Point Arcade in Flint, Mich. have pleaded guilty to illegal gambling charges. A third man, the city’s former police chief, is heading to trial for his charges. Ex-Police Chief Bradford Barksdale has opted for a...

Ed Silverstein October 13, 2021

Goa Casino Closures Lead India’s Delta Corp To Request Fee Reduction

Delta Corp. wants the government of Goa to waive or reduce its licensing fees for recent months. That's when its gaming venues, like others in the Indian state, were shuttered because of COVID-19 risk. The company said this week it asked regulators...

Ed Silverstein October 12, 2021

Las Vegas Boulevard North Stabbing, Standoff Leads to Closed Roads

A deranged man was eventually apprehended Sunday evening by Las Vegas Metro, hours after he refused to leave an apartment near downtown Las Vegas. Earlier, he had allegedly stabbed a woman in the face in the area of the Boulevard Inn, Metro...

Ed Silverstein October 11, 2021

Atlantic City Cops Investigate Murder Close to Casinos, Boardwalk

Atlantic City police continue to search for suspects and clues in a fatal shooting which took place early Sunday near New Jersey’s famed boardwalk. The crime scene is also located close to several gaming properties and hotels. An unnamed 35-year-old man was...

Ed Silverstein October 11, 2021

Palm Springs Casino DUI Fatality Sees Elderly Man Face Up To Life in Prison

An 86-year-old man convicted of killing a pedestrian in a 2019 California DUI case has been sentenced to between 15 years and life in prison. The crash outside of the Agua Caliente Casino also left a second woman seriously injured. Riverside County...

Ed Silverstein October 10, 2021