Larry Henry

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Gaming Regulation, Crime, Politics — Larry Henry is a veteran print and broadcast journalist who spent more than 16 years in Nevada, including serving as legislative reporter for the Reno Gazette-Journal and as political editor at the Las Vegas Sun. He's also written about popular culture for the Mob Museum in Las Vegas. As a broadcast journalist, he worked as managing editor at KFSM-TV, the CBS affiliate in Arkansas, where he now lives and where casino growth is a hot topic. A Marine Corps veteran and LSU graduate, he is also an avid movie fan, especially of classic film noir from the 1940s and ’50s.

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475 stories by Larry Henry

Robert Durst Found Guilty of Killing Susan Berman, Daughter of Las Vegas Mobster

A Los Angeles jury on Friday found New York real estate heir Robert Durst guilty of first-degree murder in the 2000 shooting death of his friend, Susan Berman. Her father was a Las Vegas mobster and casino operator. Durst, 78, is scheduled...

Larry Henry September 18, 2021

Public Voices Sought on Plans For Second Las Vegas Airport

The Southern Nevada public gets a chance next week to weigh in on a secondary commercial airport being planned for tourism-dependent Las Vegas.  In two virtual meetings, the Clark County Department of Aviation will gather ideas for ground transportation to the proposed...

Larry Henry September 17, 2021

Broadcasters Cancel Las Vegas Convention, ‘Not a Good Sign,’ Expert Says

The National Association of Broadcasters canceling its upcoming convention in Las Vegas over COVID-19 concerns is “not a good sign for the recovery” in Southern Nevada, a tourism expert says. As Las Vegas attempts to bounce back from pandemic-related economic woes, the...

Larry Henry September 16, 2021

Southland Casino Bounces Back, As Bridge to West Memphis Reopens

Southland Casino Racing in West Memphis, Arkansas, won more money in August than the previous month. This occurred with the reopening of a major bridge connecting the casino’s home city to the larger Memphis, Tennessee, metropolitan area.  In August, Southland won more...

Larry Henry September 15, 2021

Las Vegas Casino Among Resorts Nationwide in Hiring Mode

A Las Vegas resort has scheduled a job fair this week, joining other casinos nationwide in seeking employees. Some casinos are hiring workers on the spot. In Las Vegas, the off-Strip Tuscany Suites and Casino on Flamingo Road is conducting employee interviews...

Larry Henry September 14, 2021

Lake Tahoe Casinos Reopen As Firefighters Work to Corral Blaze

The major casinos at Lake Tahoe’s South Shore have reopened, as the massive Caldor Fire has slowed its blistering march toward the alpine resort destination, officials said. The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Stateline, Nevada, has reopened its gaming floor and...

Larry Henry September 13, 2021

Sphinx Joins Raider Nation on Las Vegas Strip, As Fans Debate Vaccine

A large Sphinx replica on the Las Vegas Strip has joined the silver-and-black Raider Nation by sporting an eye patch based on the Las Vegas NFL team’s logo. The eye patch was applied to the Sphinx at the Luxor Hotel and Casino...

Larry Henry September 12, 2021

Model Claims $70K in Shoes Were Las Vegas Man’s Sex Assault Bribe

An OnlyFans model has sued Las Vegas businessman Stephen J. Cloobeck, claiming he sexually assaulted her and then bought her $70,000 worth of luxury shoes as a “peace offering,” according to news accounts. Stefanie Gurzanski, 26, claims in a recent lawsuit that...

Larry Henry September 11, 2021

Sports Podcasting Studio Opens at Wynn Las Vegas

A resort on the Las Vegas Strip has built a $3.5 million studio for a San Francisco-based sports podcasting company. This adds another sports-betting broadcast studio to the inside of a Las Vegas hotel-casino. Wynn Las Vegas has entered into a three-year partnership...

Larry Henry September 10, 2021

Hurricane Ida Delays Sports Betting’s Start in Louisiana

Any hope of placing a legal sports bet in Louisiana in time for Thursday’s NFL opener was washed away during Hurricane Ida, according to an industry executive. Wade Duty, the Louisiana Casino Association’s executive director, said the hurricane delayed the issuing of...

Larry Henry September 9, 2021