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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506 stories by Larry Henry

Las Vegas Airport Name Change to Harry Reid International Reaches Funding Goal

A Clark County commissioner says enough money has finally come in to begin changing McCarran International Airport's name to honor former US Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D). Commissioner Tick Segerblom told the Las Vegas Review-Journal the county has raised the $4.2...

Larry Henry October 19, 2021

Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman Seeks to Widen Interstate 15

Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman has taken to Twitter to push widening narrow portions of Interstate 15 that create traffic bottlenecks between Los Angeles and tourism-dependent Las Vegas. In a recent tweet, Goodman said it is time to widen I-15 between the...

Larry Henry October 17, 2021

Las Vegas Reporter Tom Hawley, Chronicler of Casino History, Dies at 60

Veteran Las Vegas journalist Tom Hawley, whose “Video Vault” stories on KSNV-TV chronicled the city’s casino history and more, has died of pancreatic cancer. He was 60. Hawley had been known for years as “Chopper Tom” because of his reporting on traffic...

Larry Henry October 16, 2021

Slot Machine Expert Brian Christopher Sticking to Smoke-Free Casinos

Beginning in January, slot machine guru Brian Christopher will begin to distance himself from casinos that allow patrons to smoke. Christopher told Casino.org he will “prioritize” smoke-free casinos, starting Jan. 1, 2022. One year later, on Jan. 1, 2023, Christopher will “exclusively...

Larry Henry October 15, 2021

Wayne Newton Forced by Back Injury to Cancel Las Vegas Shows 

Legendary singer Wayne Newton has canceled this month’s return performance on the Las Vegas Strip because of a nagging back injury. The 79-year-old Newton injured himself this summer at his Rollins, Montana ranch, according to news reports. He underwent surgery for the...

Larry Henry October 14, 2021

Arkansas Casinos Get Sports-Betting Bounce With Football Underway

The sportsbooks at Arkansas’ three commercial casinos saw large increases in the amount of money wagered on live athletic events in September. The largest increase in the sportsbook handle came at Oaklawn Racing Resort, according to the Arkansas Racing Commission. The “handle”...

Larry Henry October 13, 2021

MGM, Boyd Gaming Donate to Las Vegas Airport Name Change, Funds Still Needed

The Clark County Commission has about half the private money needed to begin changing McCarran International Airport’s name to honor former US Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid (D), records show. Some major personalities in gaming have pledged money to the name change....

Larry Henry October 13, 2021

Nobu Hotel on Las Vegas Strip Undergoes Luxury Facelift

Nobu Hotel at Caesars Palace on the Las Vegas Strip is getting a multimillion-dollar “refresh” of its 182 guest rooms and public areas, according to its website.  Actor and director Robert De Niro co-owns dozens of Nobu-branded restaurants and luxury hotels around...

Larry Henry October 12, 2021

Mexican Restaurant Inside Las Vegas Strip Casino Closing Soon

Another restaurant inside a Las Vegas Strip hotel-casino is closing for good in the coming weeks.  MGM Resorts recently announced that Hecho en Vegas Mexican Grill & Cantina at the MGM Grand hotel-casino will close permanently by the beginning of November, according...

Larry Henry October 11, 2021

Louisiana Casinos Apply for Sport-Betting Licenses As Start Date Nears

Across Louisiana, 13 commercial casinos have applied for sports-betting licenses. This could put bettors just weeks away from being able to wager on live athletic events in person at most casino sportsbooks, officials said.  Ronnie Johns, chairman of the Louisiana Gaming Control...

Larry Henry October 10, 2021