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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424 stories by Larry Henry

No-Smoking Rule Begins at Shreveport Casinos, Call Renewed for Nevada Ban

After a year-long delay, a ban on smoking in Shreveport, La., casinos began on Sunday. This comes as smoke-free advocates have renewed their call for a smoking ban in Nevada casinos. In June 2020, the Shreveport City Council passed Ordinance No. 51,...

Larry Henry August 1, 2021

Railroad Pass Celebrates 90 Years As Nevada’s Oldest Casino 

The oldest licensed casino in Nevada turns 90 on Sunday. The Railroad Pass Hotel Casino and Travel Center south of Las Vegas will celebrate that anniversary on Aug. 10 with a birthday party at the resort on the southern outskirts of Henderson....

Larry Henry July 31, 2021

Las Vegas Tourism Totals, Casino Gaming Wins Up in June

Almost 3 million people visited the Las Vegas area in June, the sixth straight month with an increase in tourists. Also in June, casinos in Clark County, where Las Vegas is located, won over $1 billion for only the third time ever....

Larry Henry July 30, 2021

Las Vegas June Jobless Rate Highest in US Among Large Metros

Las Vegas had the highest unemployment rate in June of any large metropolitan area in the nation, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.  In the Las Vegas metro area last month, 9.6 percent of the workforce was unemployed. This includes...

Larry Henry July 29, 2021

Millions Use Las Vegas Airport in June, But International Travel Still Lagging

More than 3.8 million passengers used McCarran International Airport in June, an increase from the previous month but below pre-pandemic levels. International travel remains in steep decline. The number of arriving and departing passengers in June was higher than May’s total of...

Larry Henry July 29, 2021

Legal Sports Betting Inevitable in Texas, Jerry Jones Says 

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones this week indicated sports betting will be legalized one day in Texas. This comes as sport wagering is soon to be up and running next door in Louisiana.     Jones said on KTCK-AM radio that betting...

Larry Henry July 28, 2021

Disney Skips CinemaCon, White House Calls Las Vegas a COVID-19 Hotspot

Citing concerns over the COVID-19 delta variant, Walt Disney Co. executives won’t attend next month's CinemaCon at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Instead of attending the National Association of Theatre Owners event in person, Disney will screen an upcoming movie during its...

Larry Henry July 27, 2021

Tourism Agency Urges Vaccinations, As Cities Caution Against Visiting Las Vegas 

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority will work with health officials to set up vaccination sites at casinos, according to a news report. The LVCVA wants to get the word out locally that vaccinations are important to individual lives and to...

Larry Henry July 26, 2021

Louisiana Governor Names Ronnie Johns Gaming Control Board Chairman

Ronnie Johns, a state senator who recently resigned from the Legislature, has been named chairman of the Louisiana Gaming Control Board. His appointment comes as the state is preparing to launch sports betting. Gov. John Bel Edwards (D) this week appointed Johns,...

Larry Henry July 24, 2021

‘Sopranos’ Fans Gather at Atlantic City Casino to Meet TV Show’s Stars

A fan convention featuring stars from the HBO Mob series The Sopranos is talking place this weekend at Harrah’s Atlantic City Resort and Casino. The now-classic show first aired from 1999 to 2007, and is still available on the cable channel. Some...

Larry Henry July 23, 2021