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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

Alleged Caesars Palace Kidnapper Says Amount of Meth He Took was Suitable ‘for a 12-Year-Old’

In a bizarre jailhouse interview, Matthew Mannix -- the 35-year-old Golden, Colo. resident who allegedly held a woman hostage at Caesars Palace for six hours on Tuesday, July 11 -- claimed the cause of his erratic behavior was “a psychotic episode” and...

Corey Levitan July 14, 2023
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VEGAS MYTHS RE-BUSTED: A Roulette Color Can Be ‘Due’

EDITOR’S NOTE: A new "Vegas Myths Busted” publishes every Monday, with a bonus Flashback Friday edition. Today’s edition originally ran on Aug. 19, 2022. Five red roulette numbers hitting in a row doesn’t mean a black one is more likely on the...

Corey Levitan July 14, 2023

Las Vegas-Bound Plane Makes Emergency Landing After On-Board Fight

A Frontier Airlines flight from Philadelphia to Las Vegas made an unscheduled stop in Denver on Tuesday night after a fight between two female passengers. The two women, who were traveling together, began fighting and hurling loud expletives at each other in...

Corey Levitan July 13, 2023

‘Teen Mom 2’ Star Busted for Battery by Strangulation in Las Vegas

Nathan Griffith was arrested on Wednesday and jailed for allegedly strangling a family member in Las Vegas. The 35-year-old former star of Teen Mom 2 is being held at the Clark County Detention Center for battery by strangulation. Bail was set at...

Corey Levitan July 13, 2023

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