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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59 stories by Corey Levitan

Second Round of Las Vegas Flooding Leaves 2 Dead

Two people were killed by raging rainwater in the second round of monsoonal flooding to hit Las Vegas in two weeks. At around 10:30 p.m. on Thursday, Clark County fire and police removed a victim from a flood channel behind Mandalay Bay....

Corey Levitan August 12, 2022

VEGAS MYTHS BUSTED: Linq Garage Illustrates Flooding

“This is urban flooding in Las Vegas!” reports a shocked visitor holding his cellphone camera at a fast-moving torrent of ankle-deep water. “It’s coming out of the parking garage at the Linq Hotel!” When flooding inundated Las Vegas two weeks ago, 7...

Corey Levitan August 12, 2022

Las Vegas Sports Betting: Alleged Ponzi Scheme Bilked $8.5M From Victims

Matthew J. Turnipseede, 49, of Las Vegas, Nev., was indicted Thursday for defrauding 72 investors out of more than $8.5 million. Turnipseede promised investors double-digit profits via sports wagering, the US Justice Department’s Northern District of Ohio Division alleges. He was charged...

Corey Levitan August 11, 2022

Atlantic City Cops: Ex-NFL Star Frank Gore Dragged Naked Woman by Hair Through Casino Hotel

Former NFL running back Frank Gore is accused of grabbing a woman by the hair and "violently dragging her nude person,” according to court documents cited by TMZ. The alleged incident happened on the morning of July 31 in in a 59th...

Corey Levitan August 11, 2022

Lake Mead Update: 3rd and 4th Bodies May Be Same Person, Family May Have Answers

The Clark County coroner’s office said this week that the fourth set of human remains found in Lake Mead on Aug. 6 may be from the same person as the third set, discovered on July 25. Both remains were found in the...

Corey Levitan August 11, 2022

Las Vegas Casino Cheats Trio Busted for Card Bending

The final man in a trio of card sharps was arrested by Las Vegas police on Monday, according to a KLAS-TV/Las Vegas report. The trio is accused of stealing $126,000 in table game winnings from Paris Las Vegas, Planet Hollywood, and The...

Corey Levitan August 10, 2022

NFL Pro Bowl Returning to Las Vegas in 2023

The NFL Pro Bowl is scheduled to return to Las Vegas in early 2023. The exact date of pro football’s all-star game is still to be determined. But the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) said it “could be” played on...

Corey Levitan August 10, 2022

Sapphire Las Vegas Strip Club Seeks Video Poker Gaming License

Sapphire Las Vegas, the self-proclaimed world’s largest strip club, is seeking a state gaming license and county approval to operate bar-top video poker machines. The club has experienced pandemic shrinkage and is looking for other revenue streams. However, according to the Las...

Corey Levitan August 10, 2022

Spirit Airlines Adds Route from Las Vegas to Reno

Spirit Airlines will launch a twice-daily new route between the Las Vegas (LAS) and Reno-Tahoe (RNO) international airports on Wednesday, Aug. 10. The casino connector marks the carrier's first foray into northern Nevada. Spirit was the second-busiest LAS carrier in 2021, after...

Corey Levitan August 9, 2022

Ex-NFL Star Marshawn Lynch Busted in Vegas for DUI

Former NFL star Marshawn Lynch was arrested in Las Vegas on Tuesday morning. Las Vegas police claim he was driving under the influence. Lynch, 36, faces four charges, including DUI, driving an unregistered vehicle, failure to stay in his lane and failure...

Corey Levitan August 9, 2022

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