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Reporter: Ed Silverstein

Ed Silverstein is a senior reporter covering gambling law and crime news for Ed is an award-winning journalist with credits ranging from the Associated Press to American Lawyer Media. Ed joined the 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.

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2273 stories by Ed Silverstein

Federal Panel Rules Against Station Casinos in Union Dispute

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has ruled against Station Casinos in its continuing conflict with the Las Vegas-based Culinary Union. In a ruling released on Monday, the panel said Station Casinos management must begin to bargain with the hospitality workers union...

Ed Silverstein June 19, 2024

Dead Gambler’s Family Claims Wrongful Death at California Casino

A wrongful death case kicked off this week with allegations that security guards working for a California casino restrained and suffocated an unarmed man who had been playing baccarat minutes earlier. Attorneys representing the family of the victim, Jonathan Jung, claim the...

Ed Silverstein June 18, 2024

Casino Crime Roundup: $250K in Diamonds Stolen from The Palazzo

Four suspects are facing charges after they allegedly swiped $250K worth of diamond rings from The Palazzo at The Venetian Resort last month. The expensive rings were inside a bag during a conference at the Las Vegas Strip property. The bag was...

Ed Silverstein June 18, 2024

Mavericks Co-Owner Patrick Dumont Has Patience for Casino-Enabling Legislation in Texas

The Dallas Mavericks lost a heartbreaking NBA championship game to the Boston Celtics on Monday, but Mavericks co-owner Patrick Dumont is still hopeful his team will win a future championship -- and even score another sought-after victory -- a casino resort in...

Ed Silverstein June 18, 2024

Las Vegas Cops Charge Many Weekend Motorists for Being Drunk or Driving Illegally

Some two dozen drivers were pulled over by Las Vegas police officers during Saturday’s DUI blitz and were arrested for intoxicated driving. In the short time that the action was carried out, 22 individuals were charged with DUI. One of the drivers...

Ed Silverstein June 18, 2024

New Mexico Cops Release Details on Shootout With Suspect at Casino Lot

A convict fired two shots at officers before they returned gunfire while at a lot at Sandia Resort & Casino, according to new details from New Mexico authorities. The alleged shooter, Nicolas Roach, 35, was wounded in the back, jaw, and right...

Ed Silverstein June 16, 2024

Las Vegas Indoor Golf Complex Repairs Misting System as Region Faces Intense Heat

Temperatures should be more comfortable after Las Vegas’ recently-opened Atomic Golf got its misting system working again in time for Father’s Day on Sunday. The pump on the system broke last month but recently was repaired, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal....

Ed Silverstein June 16, 2024

New Hampshire Casino Renovation Proposal Faces Delays After Legislators Reject Bill

Legislation that would have paved the way for an expansion of New Hampshire’s historic Hampton Beach Casino died in the state legislature last week. The bill, HB 1215, failed to get approval in the House of Representatives after a 261-102 vote on...

Ed Silverstein June 16, 2024

Stateline Casino Murderer Sentenced to 55 Years in Prison

The California resident who fatally shot a man at Nevada’s Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe was sentenced this week to 55 years behind bars. Edgar Julian Delgado, 25, will be eligible for parole after serving 22 years in prison. The...

Ed Silverstein June 14, 2024

Slot Jackpots: $2.7M Won in California, Hawaiian Visitor to Vegas Wins $1.5M

Two players in neighboring states both became instant millionaires after recent wins on IGT Wheel of Fortune slot machines. A lucky player, identified as “Jason P,” won more than $2.7M at California’s Colusa Casino Resort last Saturday. The exact payout was an...

Ed Silverstein June 14, 2024