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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177 stories by Larry Henry

New Orleans Casino Winnings Sink As COVID-19 Slows Tourism

The New Orleans gaming market closed out 2020 with a steep drop in revenue. The tourism-dependent Crescent City was hit hard last year by the coronavirus pandemic. In the New Orleans area, the combined gaming revenue in December was $35.9 million. That...

Larry Henry January 22, 2021

Arkansas Casinos All Top $1M in Sports Bets During Same Month

The sportsbooks in Arkansas’ three casinos each brought in more than $1 million in December. This is the first time all three topped the million dollar mark in the same month.  Southland Casino Racing in West Memphis had the largest sports wagering...

Larry Henry January 21, 2021

Mob Museum in Las Vegas Hosts Presentation on Kevyn Wynn Kidnapping

The federal prosecutor who worked to put Kevyn Wynn’s 1993 kidnappers behind bars is set to speak Thursday at the Mob Museum in Las Vegas. Kevyn Wynn is the daughter of casino mogul Steve Wynn. Tom O’Connell, a retired US attorney, is...

Larry Henry January 20, 2021

Nevada Casino Workers 4th in ‘Essential’ Lane for COVID-19 Vaccine

Nevada hospitality workers are fourth on the “frontline/essential” priority list to get the COVID-19 vaccine. It is unclear when their turn might come, according to a published report. The state vaccination guidelines released this week put groups such as law enforcement officials...

Larry Henry January 19, 2021

Las Vegas Strip’s Latest Shooting Leaves Man in Critical Condition

A man was hospitalized in critical condition in a shooting on the Las Vegas Strip outside the Venetian Resort on Monday, police said. The incident began just before 12:20 am when a fight erupted between two groups of men on the casino...

Larry Henry January 18, 2021

Shooting at Casino Parking Lot Near Las Vegas Strip Leaves Man Hospitalized 

Las Vegas police this weekend were investigating a shooting at a casino parking lot that left one person hospitalized, according to a published report. Police responding to a call about a shooting on Saturday at 2:30 am discovered a victim at the...

Larry Henry January 17, 2021

Woman Tries to Kill Date Who Only Brought $5 to Casino Restaurant

A North Las Vegas woman angry that her friend only brought $5 to a date at a local casino restaurant is due in court this month, authorities said. She is accused of trying to burn down his apartment and kill him. Kimberly...

Larry Henry January 16, 2021

Revenue Slump, Layoffs Mark Difficult Year for Louisiana Gaming Industry

Slammed by hurricanes and COVID-19, the Louisiana gaming industry lost nearly a billion dollars in 2020 compared to the previous year. The industry also shed thousands of jobs. Through November 2020, gaming revenue was down more than $830 million statewide compared to...

Larry Henry January 15, 2021

High Speed Victorville, California to Las Vegas Rail Line Targeted for Spring Construction Start

Construction on a high-speed rail line connecting Victorville, Calif. to Las Vegas could begin this spring. Brightline West said in a status update this month the company is “on target” to begin building the $8-billion rail project this spring. The line would connect...

Larry Henry January 15, 2021

‘Pants on Fire’ Arsonist Linked to Reputed Philadelphia Mob Boss

Suspected Gambino associate Peter Tuccio pleaded guilty this week to felony extortion in torching a businessman’s Mercedes Benz in New York City. Tuccio has been linked to reputed Mob boss Joseph “Skinny Joey” Merlino. The 58-year-old Merlino was convicted of illegal betting...

Larry Henry January 14, 2021