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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292 stories by Larry Henry

Louisiana Gaming Revenue Surges in March, Compared to First Month of Pandemic

Louisiana’s casinos last month saw a large percentage increase in gaming revenue compared to March 2020, when COVID-19 rates began to spike. This year in March, the state’s 13 riverboat casinos, a land-based casino in New Orleans, and four racinos brought in...

Larry Henry April 20, 2021

Resorts World Las Vegas Opens in June, Continues to Hire Employees

The $4.3 billion Resorts World Las Vegas is opening June 24 on the Strip. The resort began taking guest room reservations on Monday and is still filling job vacancies. Resorts World President Scott Sibella said the goal has been to open the...

Larry Henry April 19, 2021

Most Sports Betting is Online, As More States Plan to Go Mobile

More than 80 percent of legal sports betting in the US is done online. That could go higher, as a half dozen more states are expected to approve online wagering this year. In 2019, a panel of experts at the East Coast...

Larry Henry April 18, 2021

UNLV Report Says Online Sports-Betting Ads Should Not Target Youths

As more states legalize online sports wagering, a recent report from UNLV’s International Gaming Institute urges these companies not to target young people and problem gamblers in advertising.  The 29-page document notes that more states are eyeing online sports wagering as a...

Larry Henry April 17, 2021

Woman Arrested for Drugging Men, Stealing $82K in Luxury Watches at The Cosmopolitan

A woman identified by a lion tattoo on her leg was booked into jail this week, accused of stealing expensive watches from men in their Las Vegas Strip hotel rooms. Windy Rose Jones, 23, is set to appear in Las Vegas Justice...

Larry Henry April 16, 2021

Nevada Lawmakers Seek Ban on High-Capacity Magazines, As Used in Las Vegas Rampage

Two congressional members from Nevada filed legislation this week to ban high-capacity ammunition magazines like those used in the 2017 mass shooting on the Las Vegas Strip. US Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto and US Rep. Dina Titus (both D) filed legislation on...

Larry Henry April 15, 2021

Los Angeles Gangsters Helped Pioneer Southern Nevada Casino Industry, According to New Book

A new book cowritten by mobster Jack Dragna’s great-grandson explores the Los Angeles underworld’s role in building up the Las Vegas casino industry. Released in March by Arcadia Publishing, Los Angeles Underworld is written by two organized crime authors, Dragna relative J....

Larry Henry April 15, 2021

Stabbing at Las Vegas Strip Casino Lands One Man in Jail

A Las Vegas man remains behind bars this week after being arrested in a stabbing at a hotel-casino on the Strip.  Chris Okoronkwo, 33, is is being held in the Clark County Detention Center, awaiting an April 27 hearing in Las Vegas...

Larry Henry April 14, 2021

Las Vegas Jury Awards Nearly $30M to Model Brain Damaged in Allergic Reaction

A jury has awarded $29.5 million to the family of model Chantel Giacalone, left brain damaged after biting into a peanut butter-infused pretzel during a Las Vegas convention. Family attorney Christian Morris argued during the three-week civil trial in Las Vegas that...

Larry Henry April 14, 2021

Usher’s Fake Cash to Promote Casino Show Creates Confusion at Las Vegas Topless Club

A misunderstanding over tips at a prominent Las Vegas strip club surfaced this week, with pop star Usher accused of using fake money with his likeness at the Sapphire Las Vegas Gentlemen's Club. The money was a promo item used to promote...

Larry Henry April 13, 2021