Ed Silverstein

Reporter: Ed Silverstein

Subscribe to updates

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

Contact Ed at ed.silverstein@casino.org.

Areas of Expertise

1195 stories by Ed Silverstein

McCarran, Airports Nationally See Real ID Implementation Delayed Again By Feds

Many Las Vegas airline passengers got a reprieve this week after federal officials chose to delay Real ID implementation by 19 months. The tougher national ID requirement was to go into effect in October. Now, it will be in force on May 3,...

Ed Silverstein April 30, 2021

South Point Casino Guest Arrested for Alleged McCarran Threats, Security Tightened

McCarran International Airport security was beefed up in recent days after a Nevada man allegedly threatened to blow up planes and shoot people in Las Vegas. The threat came after he was informed a carry-on fee would be charged for a piece...

Ed Silverstein April 29, 2021

Las Vegas Tourists Face Rental Car Shortage After National Fleet Selloff

Las Vegas is facing a shortage of rental cars, like many other locations across the US. It comes after national rental companies sold off 30 to 40 percent -- or maybe even more -- of their fleets following the initial COVID-19 outbreak....

Ed Silverstein April 27, 2021

Las Vegas Strip, McCarran Airport Illegal Rideshare Cars Impounded, 40 Drivers Cited

Nevada officials have impounded 40 illegal ride-hailing cars and issued citations to drivers in recent months. Most were working the Las Vegas Strip or McCarran International Airport. The illegal drivers asked passengers for cash payments and did not use an app. The...

Ed Silverstein April 26, 2021

Las Vegas Strip Fight Leads To Still Another Fatal Shooting, Violence Continues

One person was shot dead and another one wounded Sunday after a dispute broke out at the Hawaiian Marketplace near the Las Vegas Strip. A third person suffered minor injuries. Police later arrested Malik Ford, 25, on a single charge of murder...

Ed Silverstein April 25, 2021

Nashville, Tennessee Casino Player Shot, Allegedly By Man Who Loaned Her Money

A woman who lost $40 gambling at a Nashville, Tenn., area gaming property was later shot, allegedly by a man who loaned her cash to play, police said. He apparently became angry after she was unable to pay him back. The shooting...

Ed Silverstein April 25, 2021

Las Vegas Casino-Hotel Event Planner Arrested for Alleged Child Porn

A man identified in news reports as a convention and event planner at a Las Vegas casino-hotel was arrested recently on child porn charges. The arrest followed a lengthy inquiry by Las Vegas Metro police, according to published reports. The reports cite...

Ed Silverstein April 25, 2021

Arizona Casino Parking Garage Murder Arrest, Suspect Tasered By Cops

A recent fatal shooting at Arizona’s Wild Horse Pass Casino has led to charges against Jonathan Lorenz of Queen Creek, Ariz. The 37-year-old was arrested for first-degree murder and aggravated assault late last week, according to KOLD, a local TV station. He...

Ed Silverstein April 25, 2021

Clark County Nevada Casinos Can Up Occupancy to 80 Percent Starting in May

Most gaming properties in Clark County will be able to increase occupancy from the current 50 percent to 80 percent starting on May 1, according to a health and safety notice issued Friday by the Nevada Gaming Control Board (NGCB). In addition,...

Ed Silverstein April 23, 2021

McCarran Airport Passengers Without New IDs Soon Could Be Turned Away By TSA

Las Vegas-bound tourists are among the domestic airline passengers who likely will need upgraded IDs to board a plane starting in October. But so far, nationally only 43 percent of Americans have gotten what are called “Real ID” versions of their driver’s...

Ed Silverstein April 22, 2021