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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

VEGAS RESTAURANT ROUNDUP: Planet Hollywood Ending, Summer House Sprouting, the Wong Goodbye

Las Vegas still has a Planet Hollywood Resort, but not a Planet Hollywood Restaurant. A big component of the A-list rehabilitation of Las Vegas’ image, the Caesars Palace staple closed after 29 years this week. The first Vegas outpost of the Hollywood-themed...

Corey Levitan May 25, 2023

Las Vegas Never Forgot Tina Turner

Though Tina Turner retired from the concert stage in 2008, the R&B superstar -- who died Wednesday at age 83 -- was not forgotten by the town whose history intersected for decades with her own. “Tina -- The Tina Turner Musical” had...

Corey Levitan May 24, 2023

Are Free Viewing Spots Revealed in F1 Video Preview of Las Vegas Grand Prix?

Formula 1 on Wednesday morning released a preview of EA Sports’ F1 23 video game, set to launch June 16. In doing so, they gave race fans a first look at the actual track on which the inaugural Las Vegas Grand Prix...

Corey Levitan May 24, 2023

A’s Announce Tentative Las Vegas Agreement with Nevada Gov.

The Oakland A's and Nevada Governor Joe Lombardo (R) on Wednesday announced the next necessary step in bringing Major League Baseball to Las Vegas -- a tentative agreement between their offices, Nevada State Treasurer Zach Conine, and Clark County officials on a...

Corey Levitan May 24, 2023

Mirage Las Vegas Now Dolphin-Free

The last three dolphins held by The Mirage on the Las Vegas Strip have left the casino resort. According to a press release sent on Tuesday, Huf-N-Puf, Coco, and Lady Ace are en route to Coral World Ocean Park’s Sea Sanctuary at...

Corey Levitan May 23, 2023
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Las Vegas Tops For Memorial Day Travel, Traffic

Beginning Thursday, Las Vegas will be the most popular destination in the US, according to an analysis of Memorial Day Weekend travel by online travel platform Hopper. That also means that Vegas visitors will brave the most congested roads and airports to...

Corey Levitan May 23, 2023

World’s Highest Basketball Shot Taken from Top of Strat Casino in Vegas — Video

The world’s record for the highest basketball shot has officially been set from atop The Strat (formerly the Stratosphere) casino hotel in Las Vegas, according to Sports Illustrated. Tyler Toney -- a member of the Dude Perfect YouTube channel -- landed the...

Corey Levitan May 22, 2023

Nevada, California, Arizona Agree on Water Cuts From Colorado River

Nevada, California, and Arizona have struck an historic deal to cut millions of gallons of Colorado River water usage over the next three years -- about half of which would be completed by next year -- in an effort to stave off...

Corey Levitan May 22, 2023

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

The Wikipedia page for Las Vegas used to claim the city had the most houses of worship per capita of any US location. In 2010, that claim was removed after a Wikipedia contributor noted: “The churches consist largely of drive-thru wedding chapels,...

Corey Levitan May 22, 2023

Mississippi Hits $3B in Gaming Revenue for First Time

Some 30 years after the first casino debuted in Mississippi and helped the state earn $122 million in annual gaming revenue, that amount has increased nearly 30-fold. The total was $3.3 billion. Larry Gregory, director of the state’s gaming and hospitality association,...

Corey Levitan May 19, 2023