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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868 stories by Ed Silverstein

Laughlin Casino Killing Investigated by Nevada Cops, Started as Fight

Nevada police spent the weekend probing a possible homicide at Aquarius Casino Resort in Laughlin. One man died during a Friday fight at the gaming property. The struggle broke out in the early morning hours in the casino. Many individuals took part....

Ed Silverstein August 1, 2021

Ben Affleck Reportedly Spotted at Monte Carlo Casino During European Getaway

Movie star Ben Affleck was seen playing at a gaming property in Monaco’s glamorous Monte Carlo for hours, according to a recent news report. No word on what game he is was playing, though he favors blackjack. The 48-year-old gambling fan was...

Ed Silverstein August 1, 2021

Encore Boston Harbor Short on Dealers, More Demand Poker Return

Massachusetts’ Encore Boston Harbor is unable to find sufficient dealers for its casino table games. That is "not at all” a surprise, given current conditions, according to an expert on New England gambling trends. The Rev. Richard McGowan, a finance professor at...

Ed Silverstein August 1, 2021

Gambling Ads Lead Kazakhstan To Block LinkedIn, Site Now Accessible

Kazakhstan blocked LinkedIn last week, only to let service resume in just a few days. The government made the drastic move because of online casino ads and fraudulent accounts allegedly appearing on the social media site. The blocking of the popular site...

Ed Silverstein August 1, 2021

Nevada Trooper Dies After I-15 Crash Near Las Vegas Strip

The Nevada Highway Patrol trooper who was struck by a car driven by a fleeing suspect on Interstate 15 earlier this week has died. He was remembered as a quiet hero by his colleagues. Trooper Micah May, 46, succumbed to his extensive...

Ed Silverstein July 30, 2021

Twin River Casino Alleged Robber Held Without Bond, Second Suspect in Custody

Two Massachusetts men were arrested recently for last week’s gunpoint robbery of two victims in Lincoln, R.I’s Twin River Casino parking lot. Nicholas Rudolph, 26, of Attleboro was charged with two counts each of first-degree robbery and conspiracy. He appeared in Providence...

Ed Silverstein July 29, 2021

Oklahoma Court Approves Warrants for Two Alleged Tribal Casino Thieves

Oklahoma’s Sequoyah County District Court has issued arrest warrants for two suspects who allegedly took part in a robbery at Cherokee Casino Roland in 2019, according to a published report. The Sequoyah County Times, a local newspaper, reported the duo, Angelica M....

Ed Silverstein July 28, 2021

Nevada Trooper Injured on I-15 Near Strip, Carjacking Suspect Fatally Shot

A Nevada Highway Patrol trooper was in critical but stable condition early Wednesday. The trooper was struck by a car driven by an apparent carjacker on Interstate 15. The incident took place near the Las Vegas Strip at about 12:30 pm Tuesday....

Ed Silverstein July 28, 2021

Las Vegas Man Threatens Nuclear Warfare at Cosmopolitan

A transient man who allegedly threatened to kill all guests and employees at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas is facing a possible prison sentence. He claimed to have a nuclear weapon. David DeMaison was apprehended by security officers Friday at the Las...

Ed Silverstein July 28, 2021

Laos Casino Mogul Zhao Wei Expands Business Empire, Denies Crime Tag

Zhao Wei has repeatedly disputed US government allegations of wrongdoing regarding his ambitious economic and casino activities in Laos. He plans even more. The controversial Chinese gaming mogul and businessman sees himself as a legitimate developer. He operates Kings Romans Casino in...

Ed Silverstein July 27, 2021