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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676 stories by Ed Silverstein

Niagara Falls Man Dies After Shooting Near Seneca Niagara Casino Ramp

Niagara Falls, N.Y. police were searching for clues into a Saturday evening shooting across from the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino parking ramp entrance. A local man died. Casey Frank, 44, of Niagara Falls, passed away from his wounds, local police told...

Ed Silverstein February 21, 2021

Nevada Highway Patrol Seizes 74 Pounds of Suspected Meth Near Strip, Valued at $237K

A Georgia man appeared in federal court on Thursday on two narcotics charges. That's after Nevada Highway Patrol troopers pulled his truck over on a highway near The Strip and seized about 74 pounds of suspected methamphetamine from a trailer. Jaquavius Trishun...

Ed Silverstein February 21, 2021

Las Vegas Strip 27-Acre Property Has New Owner, Foreclosure Avoided, Report Says

Some 27 acres on The Strip were acquired in January. The transaction took place instead of foreclosure, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Last month, TPG Real Estate Finance Trust acquired 27.2 acres from Triple Five Group, a real estate firm. TPG...

Ed Silverstein February 21, 2021

Hawaii’s Latest Gaming Proposal Crumbles in Legislature

An effort to bring legal gambling to Hawaii has failed again in the state legislature. A long-shot bill died in a Senate committee that eventually may have permitted gaming in part of Oahu. On Thursday, the Senate’s Hawaiian Affairs Committee held a...

Ed Silverstein February 20, 2021

Nevada Gaming Control Board Explains Gov. Sisolak’s New Casino Occupancy Rules

Nevada gaming properties will see increased casino floor and entertainment capacity starting on Monday. The 35 percent occupancy cap on casino floors follows months of a 25 percent limit. In March, the casino floor cap will likely jump to 50 percent. Also,...

Ed Silverstein February 14, 2021

California Sycuan Tribal Resort Murder Leads to Arrest

A 33-year-old man has been arrested in connection with last week’s fatal shooting at Singing Hills Golf Resort at Sycuan. It is located near a tribal casino in California. Frank Eldon Billeter of California was charged with first-degree murder in connection with...

Ed Silverstein February 14, 2021

California Police Continue Gambling Raids on Alleged ‘Slaphouses’

Some 70 people were arrested this week after a police raid on an alleged illegal gambling joint operating as an “slaphouse” in Anaheim, Calif., according to local news reports. Several gaming machines and firearms were seized from the site on Wednesday, police...

Ed Silverstein February 13, 2021

Nevada Gov. Sisolak Starts To Ease COVID-19 Limits on Casino Floors

Nevada’s gaming properties got some welcome coronavirus-related news Thursday from Gov. Steve Sisolak (D). He plans to gradually return gaming floor occupancy to 50 percent of capacity, given the improvement seen in the number of COVID-19 cases. Under his tentative schedule, casino...

Ed Silverstein February 11, 2021

Virgin Hotels Las Vegas To Make Third Attempt at Opening To Public

Virgin Hotels Las Vegas has once again set an opening date for the off-Strip property. It is March 25 if all goes as planned. Two previously scheduled openings for the former Hard Rock Hotel and Casino were postponed mostly due to coronavirus-related...

Ed Silverstein February 11, 2021

California Resort, Located Near Sycuan Casino, Site of Fatal Shooting

UPDATE: San Diego County Sheriff's deputies are searching for the killer who shot a man Wednesday in a hotel room at Singing Hills Golf Resort at Sycuan. The resort is located about four miles from Sycuan Casino. Initially, local media were told...

Ed Silverstein February 11, 2021