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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671 stories by Ed Silverstein

Las Vegas Strip Tourists Should See Many Metro Police on Thanksgiving Patrol

When travelers arrive on The Strip this Thanksgiving, they likely will spot Las Vegas Metro police out in force patrolling Las Vegas Boulevard. (Of course, that is assuming that Gov. Steve Sisolak (D) does not shutter non-essential businesses before the holiday.) On...

Ed Silverstein November 21, 2020

Mississippi Casino Demands $100M from Insurer for COVID-19 Losses, Damages

The parent company of Mississippi’s Island View Casino Resort has filed a $10 million federal lawsuit against its insurance company. The suit alleges the company is not covering losses related to the coronavirus pandemic. Gulfside Casino Partnership is also in court seeking...

Ed Silverstein November 21, 2020

Illegal Tokyo Casino Hired Ex-Pro Fighter as Security Guard, Police Claim

An alleged illegal gaming operation in Japan employed a former pro fighter to act as a bodyguard while baccarat gambling apparently was taking place inside, authorities revealed this week. Tokyo police have arrested one-time fighter Koni Okuno. But he claims he was...

Ed Silverstein November 21, 2020

Donny Osmond, Minus Marie, Returns to Las Vegas Strip

Donny Osmond is coming back to the Las Vegas Strip next year, appearing in residency at Harrah’s Las Vegas. But sister Marie Osmond won’t perform alongside her brother at the Caesars Entertainment property. Donny’s show kicks off on Aug. 31 at Harrah’s...

Ed Silverstein November 21, 2020

Massachusetts Casino Architect Pleads Not Guilty to Bribery Allegations for $5M Tribal Contract 

A Rhode Island architect has pleaded not guilty to charges he allegedly bribed the Massachusetts Mashpee Wampanoag tribal chairman. He is alleged to have given tens of thousands of dollars to capture a close to $5 million contract for a planned casino...

Ed Silverstein November 20, 2020

Las Vegas’ Plaza Casino Installs Innovative Technology to Monitor for Coronavirus, Violent Threats 

Faced with a simultaneous risk for violence and COVID-19 throughout Las Vegas, the Plaza Hotel & Casino is installing a cutting-edge, artificial-intelligence-based surveillance system. It can monitor for far-reaching threats from hidden firearms all the way to fevers. When a threat is...

Ed Silverstein November 20, 2020

Nevada Gov. Sisolak Weighs New Coronavirus Restrictions as Casino Operators Face Uncertainty

Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak is intimating about new health restrictions on Nevada gaming properties as COVID-19 cases continue to escalate. Las Vegas casinos have yet to fully recover from earlier closings. Without providing any specifics, the Democratic governor left open the possibility...

Ed Silverstein November 18, 2020

Las Vegas’ Paris Casino Garage Scene of Fatal DUI Crash, Police Reveal

A 43-year-old woman has died from her injuries after the SUV she was in crashed into a wall last week at the Paris Hotel & Casino parking garage located on the Las Vegas Strip. Local TV station, KLAS, reported on Tuesday that...

Ed Silverstein November 18, 2020

Disputed Slot Win at Indiana’s Ameristar Casino Leads to Police Officer’s Court Case

A Gary, Indiana police officer has a case pending in local court alleging he tried to get someone else to claim his slot machine win because he was behind on child support. The Times of Northwest Indiana, a local newspaper, reported Sgt....

Ed Silverstein November 17, 2020

New York-New York’s Zumanity Closes After More Than 7,700 Las Vegas Performances

The final curtain has come down on Zumanity, the adult-themed show presented by Cirque du Soleil, which was in residence at New York-New York Hotel & Casino since 2003. The long-running show was halted in March because of the coronavirus pandemic. On...

Ed Silverstein November 16, 2020