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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

Elon’s Vegas Loop Finishes Digging to Wynn, Westgate Casino Resorts

Digging to expand the Vegas Loop underground people-mover has reached the Wynn and Westgate resorts. The system, built and operated by Elon Musk’s Boring Co., uses Tesla vehicles to transport people through underground tunnels. Wynn Resorts says it expects its Vegas Loop...

Corey Levitan July 13, 2023

VEGAS MUSIC ROUNDUP: Kylie Minogue Residency, $20 Miranda Lambert Tix

Kylie Minogue will reportedly begin a string of weekend dates at The Venetian in late October. According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the venue will be Voltaire, a high-tech, 1,000-seater custom-tailored for pop residencies. That's only a quarter the size of Adele's...

Corey Levitan July 12, 2023

Caesars Palace Kidnapping Suspect IDed as Colorado Fugitive

The man who allegedly held a woman hostage at Caesars Palace for six hours on Tuesday, July 11, was a fugitive from Colorado who lived a transient lifestyle on the streets of Las Vegas, according to the arrest report obtained by KLAS-TV/Las...

Corey Levitan July 12, 2023

VIDEO: Naked Gyrating Guy Arrested at Harrah’s Las Vegas Was Drugged, Family Claims

The man arrested Sunday at Harrah’s on the Las Vegas Strip for disorderly conduct, battery, and five counts of indecent exposure may have been drugged. Brian Danilczyk of West Babylon, NY, consumed a drunk spiked with psychedelics, his family claims. That’s why...

Corey Levitan July 12, 2023

UPDATE: Man Holding Woman Hostage at Caesars Palace Arrested

UPDATE: The standoff with Las Vegas police at Caesars Palace on Tuesday ended after six hours. A hotel guest who told officers he was armed was taken into custody just before 3 p.m. local time by SWAT officers. The woman who was...

Corey Levitan July 11, 2023

VIDEO: Women Brawl at Encore at Wynn Las Vegas

UPDATE: A newer news story about this melee identifies two of the four women involved and explains why it erupted. EARLIER: A brawl at Encore at Wynn Las Vegas on Sunday night in which at least four women threw down near...

Corey Levitan July 11, 2023

Gyrating Naked Guy Arrested Atop Las Vegas Poker Table

A man was arrested on Sunday at Harrah’s on the Las Vegas Strip, where he stood atop a poker table “exposing his penis and testicles while gyrating,” according to a police report obtained by KLAS-TV. Even in Las Vegas, this isn't something...

Corey Levitan July 10, 2023

VEGAS RESTAURANT ROUNDUP: Cuban at Flamingo, Crossroads Burgers Dead-Ends at Resorts World

Flamingo Las Vegas is getting a Cuban restaurant. According to Scott Roeben of’s own Vital Vegas blog, Havana 1957 will move into the vacated Tropical Breeze Café space across from the resort’s vacated buffet space. Havana 1957 is a chain with...

Corey Levitan July 10, 2023

VEGAS MYTHS BUSTED: What Happened in Room 123 at Circus Circus

A mother and son haunt Room 123 of the Circus Circus casino hotel, where she murdered him before taking her own life. This series has tackled nearly 50 Vegas myths so far without resorting to the supernatural -- other than calling out...

Corey Levitan July 10, 2023

Private Jet from Las Vegas Crashes in California Fog, Killing 6

Six Southern California residents died when a private jet flying from Harry Reid International Airport crashed near the French Valley Airport in Murrieta, Calif. on Saturday. The victims were identified as: Abigail Tellez-Vargas, 33, of Murrieta Riese Lenders, 25, of Rancho Palos...

Corey Levitan July 9, 2023