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Reporter: Corey Levitan

Corey Levitan joined in 2022 after a long career covering Las Vegas. He currently covers gaming news on the US West Coast, including Las Vegas.

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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895 stories by Corey Levitan

Tupac Siblings Cast Doubt on New Las Vegas Murder Investigation

Two of Tupac Shakur’s siblings have cast doubt on the investigation reactivated this summer by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department into the 1996 murder of the rap superstar on the Las Vegas Strip. In an interview published this week by TMZ,...

Corey Levitan September 6, 2023

Harvest Music Festival Memorial Design Approved for Las Vegas

The Clark County Commission on Tuesday approved a permanent memorial for the victims of the 2017 Las Vegas massacre. The memorial will be erected on two acres of the former Las Vegas Village. That was the site of the Route 91 Harvest...

Corey Levitan September 5, 2023

Rap Video Could Lengthen Rap Sheet for Las Vegas Murder Suspect

A rap video posted by a murder suspect refers to a fatal shooting he committed two years ago, according to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. Kenjuan McDaniel, 25, faces a charge of open murder with a deadly weapon in the 2021...

Corey Levitan September 5, 2023

VEGAS MYTHS BUSTED: The ‘World’s Tallest Thermometer’

The "world’s tallest thermometer" in Baker, Calif., is a liar. It’s not that there’s a taller thermometer somewhere in the world robbed of its rightful title. It’s that the spectacle that towers over the Mad Greek Café, a dozen gas stations, and...

Corey Levitan September 4, 2023

Katy Perry Performs Secret Las Vegas Show at Allegiant Stadium

Katy Perry performed for the first time at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas on Friday night. And virtually none of her biggest fans knew about the show. That’s because it was a private event open only to general managers of the Hilton...

Corey Levitan September 2, 2023

DON’T BE TOO CRUEL: A.I. Predicts How Elvis Would Look Today

More than 46 years after Elvis Presley was found dead in his bathroom at Graceland, the question of what more of an impact the king could have had on rock n’ roll and broader society is impossible to answer. However, the question...

Corey Levitan September 2, 2023

Las Vegas Icon Jimmy Buffett Dies at 76

Jimmy Buffett, the singer-songwriter whose mellow tunes celebrated drinking margaritas and eating cheeseburgers on tropical beaches, died Friday night at age 76. “Jimmy passed away peacefully on the night of September 1st surrounded by his family, friends, music, and dogs,” a statement...

Corey Levitan September 2, 2023

Super Bowl LVIII VIP Ticket Packages Go on Sale Next Week

Two pricey VIP ticket packages for next year's Super Bowl go on sale next week. The prices for the new packages are not expected to be leaked before they go on sale. However, this year’s “On the Fifty” package started at $35k...

Corey Levitan September 1, 2023

Las Vegas Sphere to Begin Four-Month AI-Generated Art Residency

That super blue moon wasn’t the only momentous spherical show to light up Las Vegas this week. Refik Anadol, an artist who uses artificial intelligence as a medium, will employ the MSG Sphere’s external screen as the canvas for his latest installation...

Corey Levitan September 1, 2023

VEGAS MYTHS RE-BUSTED: Howard Hughes Left $156M to a Dude Who Once Gave Him a Lift

EDITOR’S NOTE: “Vegas Myths Busted” publishes new entries every Monday, with a bonus Flashback Friday edition. Today’s entry in our ongoing series originally ran on Sept. 22, 2022. When a myth gains pop-cultural legs via a movie, especially a really good one, it can...

Corey Levitan September 1, 2023