Corey Levitan

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Corey Levitan joined Casino.org in 2022 after a long career covering Las Vegas. He currently covers US West Coast gaming news.

Corey spent six years covering the Vegas Strip for the Las Vegas Review-Journal, where he also wrote the most popular humor column in the city’s history. (For “Fear and Loafing,” he tried out 176 Vegas jobs, including poker player, blackjack dealer and Follie Bergere dancer.)

Corey has won more than 100 local, state and national awards for his journalism, which has also appeared in Rolling Stone, New York Magazine and the New York Post.

Corey is a New York native whose hobbies include playing guitar, trying to be a better husband, and arguing with strangers on Facebook.

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261 stories by Corey Levitan

Las Vegas Strip Brewpub Loses Ethical Certification One Day Before Opening

On the eve of opening its 30,000-square-foot rooftop bar on the Las Vegas Strip, Scotland-based BrewDog has lost its ethical B Corp certification. The status – signifying a company’s ethical commitment to the environment, community, and staff – was allegedly stripped after...

Corey Levitan December 2, 2022

Shills, Show Captains & Change Girls – Casino Jobs That No Longer Exist

Do you recall the first thing Marty McFly noticed when he time-traveled back to 1955 in the movie "Back to the Future?" It was the gas station attendant, because of how obsolete his job seemed. Had Marty hit a Las Vegas casino...

Corey Levitan December 2, 2022

VEGAS MYTHS BUSTED: It’s Illegal to Take Photos in a Casino

Those signs depicting a camera with a red slash through it weren't placed inside casinos by police. Taking a photo in a casino isn't an activity you'll ever face a judge for engaging in, and it's never been against the law. It's...

Corey Levitan December 2, 2022

Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, Garth Brooks Extend Las Vegas Residencies

A trio of country music superstars announced extended commitments to Las Vegas on Thursday. Carrie Underwood announced 18 new 2023 dates for her Resorts World residency. Not to be outdone, Miranda Lambert extended her Planet Hollywood residency by 16 new 2023 dates....

Corey Levitan December 1, 2022

U2 Health Emergency Jeopardizes Las Vegas Residency

Will U2 perform its Las Vegas residency next year with or without founding drummer Larry Mullen Jr.? That’s the question reverberating through the live concert business right now in the wake of a U2 profile in the Washington Post this week. The...

Corey Levitan November 30, 2022

Las Vegas Visitation Inches to Within 1% of Pre-Pandemic Level

Las Vegas is feeling a lot more like its pre-pandemic self. More than 3.6 million tourists visited last month, according to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA). That’s 7% more than the numbers for last October and only 1% off...

Corey Levitan November 30, 2022

Las Vegas Strip Cab Driver’s Eye Put Out by Slingshot

It sounds like a story made up by a mother to stop her 12-year-old son from horsing around. But it became a real-life nightmare in October for a Las Vegas taxi driver, who lost an eye to a rock propelled by a...

Corey Levitan November 29, 2022

Hyatt Acquires Someone Else’s Las Vegas Dream Casino Hotel

Hyatt Hotels Corp. announced on Tuesday that it reached a deal to acquire the Dream Hotel Group. And just like that, the dream of an independent new boutique casino hotel opening on the Las Vegas Strip was ended by the reality of...

Corey Levitan November 29, 2022

One Real, Two Fake Las Vegas Music Residencies Reported

Rapper Jack Harlow announced his first Las Vegas residency on Tuesday. The only problem is that the residency, to take place at Zouk Nightclub at Resorts World Las Vegas, apparently consists of only two shows: March 18 and May 27. The press...

Corey Levitan November 29, 2022

What Las Vegas Shows Really Cost Now

If it’s been a while since you splurged for a Las Vegas show or concert, you may find it shocking how much everyone else's notion of splurging has changed. When even Congress is discussing ticket prices, you know it’s a real issue...

Corey Levitan November 28, 2022

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