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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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1036 stories by Corey Levitan

VEGAS NEAR MYTHS: Stories So Wild, They Seem Fake, But Aren’t

Today's "Vegas Myths Busted" edition is different. In the nearly two years we've published this weekly series, we’ve investigated many wild stories that we knew had to be myths. Most of the time, we were right. This is how we put...

Corey Levitan February 19, 2024

ACLU Sues Vegas Over Pedestrian Bridge Standing Ban

The ACLU of Nevada filed a federal lawsuit on Friday challenging the new Clark County ordinance that bans stopping or standing on the Las Vegas Strip’s 15  pedestrian bridges. In a press release announcing its lawsuit, the civil rights organization called the...

Corey Levitan February 16, 2024

F1 and Done in Vegas? Official Questions Race Commitment

In a surprising turn of events, a Las Vegas official this week claimed that Clark County has no long-term commitment to F1 to stage its Las Vegas Grand Prix annually on the Strip. This implies that F1 could be one-and-done without that...

Corey Levitan February 16, 2024

TV Star Arrested for Vegas Hospital Assault Blames Anxiety Disorder

Austin North, star of the hit Netflix series Outer Banks, was arrested for gross misdemeanor battery earlier this week, after “throwing fists and shoving” three workers in the UMC Hospital in Las Vegas. According to a police report obtained by TMZ, one...

Corey Levitan February 16, 2024

VEGAS MYTHS RE-BUSTED: Sin City Has the Most Churches Per Capita

EDITOR’S NOTE: “Vegas Myths Busted” publishes every Monday, with a bonus Flashback Friday edition. Today’s entry in our ongoing series originally ran on May 22, 2023. The Wikipedia page for Las Vegas used to claim the city had the most houses of worship per...

Corey Levitan February 16, 2024

Travis Kelce’s ‘Viva Las Vegas’ Serenade Hikes Song Royalties

After Travis Kelce shouted a half-crazed rendition of Viva Las Vegas last Sunday as a tribute to the town that gifted him his third Super Bowl ring, one might have expected the song’s copyright holders to sue. On the contrary, Kelce’s unique...

Corey Levitan February 15, 2024

‘John Wick’ Tourist Attraction to Open (Fire) in Las Vegas

Las Vegas will soon let you try on the shoes of a reluctant assassin without all those pesky real bullets flying at your head. An interactive attraction based on the popular John Wick action movies is set to open later this year,...

Corey Levitan February 15, 2024

Apple CEO Tim Cook Visits Vegas Apple Store Before/After Robbers

Probably the most bizarre story to emerge from Las Vegas during Super Bowl weekend went unreported by local media until Wednesday, and had little to do with the big game. At least two thieves calmly, brazenly, and methodically robbed an Apple Store...

Corey Levitan February 14, 2024

Las Vegas on Shortlist for Expansion Team: NBA Commissoner

Las Vegas’ hoop dreams dribbled closer to reality on Wednesday. That's when NBA Commissioner Adam Silver stated that the region is “definitely on our list” of cities being considered for an expansion team. Vegas has been rumored to be in line for...

Corey Levitan February 14, 2024

WWE Presser Stokes Rumor of First Vegas WrestleMania in 30 Years

What Super Bowl? Fans of the WWE traveled to Las Vegas last week exclusively for the WrestleMania press conference on Thursday. At the event, fans got to see Dwayne “The Rock" Johnson, 51, announce his surprise return to SmackDown by slapping fellow...

Corey Levitan February 14, 2024