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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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1035 stories by Corey Levitan

Whale of a Freakout Blackens Eye of Major Las Vegas Strip Casino

A tantrum reportedly thrown by a vengeful high roller this weekend has resulted in a very public black eye for a major Las Vegas Strip casino and a probable major rethink of the perks it extends to its VI-ist of its VIPs...

Corey Levitan August 7, 2023

VEGAS MUSIC ROUNDUP: Kylie Minogue’s Expensive Experience Package, Bruno Mars Extends Through New Year’s Eve

The Venetian is now selling travel-package experiences to fans of Kylie Minogue, whose previously announced residency there runs from November 3 to Jan. 27, 2024. The packages, available now through, run from $2,500 to $3,500. All include a table at the...

Corey Levitan August 7, 2023

NASCAR Suspends Driver Noah Gragson For Liking Offensive George Floyd Meme

NASCAR and Legacy Motor Club both indefinitely suspended racecar driver Noah Gragson this weekend for liking a racially insensitive meme. The meme, which appeared on Instagram, made light of the death of George Floyd, whose 2020 murder by a Minneapolis police officer...

Corey Levitan August 6, 2023

Riley Keough Named Sole Trustee of Elvis Presley’s Former Estate

Riley Keough, the eldest of four grandchildren of Elvis Presley, was named the sole trustee of the estate of her late mother, Lisa Marie Presley. The appointment, announced on Sunday, officially settles a legal dispute between Keough and her grandmother, Priscilla Presley,...

Corey Levitan August 5, 2023

The Eagles Close to Landing MSG Sphere Residency — Report

Rock & Roll Hall of Famers the Eagles are “locking in dates” to play the MSG Sphere, according to the New York Post. The newspaper quotes two unnamed sources for its scoop that MSG chair James Dolan has all but secured the...

Corey Levitan August 4, 2023

Las Vegas Strip Likely to Lose Casino Royale

The Casino Royale may be the next Las Vegas icon to meet the wrecking ball. The owners of the casino hotel, a Strip fixture since 1964, just received FAA approval to build a 699-foot tower in the space. The news was broken...

Corey Levitan August 4, 2023

VEGAS MYTHS RE-BUSTED: Bad Players Kill the Blackjack Game

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. 30, 2022. In the game of blackjack, it's a common myth that the player on third base, the...

Corey Levitan August 4, 2023

Las Vegas Police Drop the Mic-Throwing Charges Against Cardi B

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department has closed its investigation into the alleged, and now world-famous, battery committed by Cardi B last Saturday at Drai's Beachclub. No charges will be filed. During her performance, Cardi B hurled her microphone at an audience...

Corey Levitan August 3, 2023

Fog Led to Vegas Plane Crash that Killed 6 in July: NTSB

According to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), a thick and unexpected slab of fog contributed to the crash of the jet that killed six Southern California residents on their way home from Las Vegas in the early morning hours of July...

Corey Levitan August 3, 2023

KISS Opens Restaurant as Part of Potawatomi Casino Expansion

The Potawatomi Casino Hotel welcomed rock royalty on Tuesday, August 1. That's when KISS co-founders Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley showed up to open their 23rd Rock & Brews as part of the resort's $190 million renovation project. “Look at this place,...

Corey Levitan August 2, 2023