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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41 stories by Larry Henry

Another Shooting on Las Vegas Strip Leaves One Hospitalized, Suspect Arrested

One man was hospitalized and a suspect has been arrested in a shooting Sunday night on the Las Vegas Strip. This is the latest in several recent gun incidents on or near the Strip. The shooting Sunday at about 11 pm involved...

Larry Henry September 28, 2020

After COVID-19 Shutdown, Every New York State Casino is Back in Business

With the recent reopening of Empire City Casino, all casinos in New York state are in operation again after a six-month COVID-19 lockdown. A harness racing track and casino, Empire City, owned by MGM Resorts, reopened Sept. 21 with video gaming machines...

Larry Henry September 26, 2020

Son of Evel Knievel Sues Disney in Las Vegas Court

The son of motorcycle daredevil Evel Knievel is suing Disney over a "knock off" character in Toy Story 4. Evel Knievel shot to fame in a 1967 motorcycle jump at Caesars Palace hotel-casino in Las Vegas. Kelly Knievel claims in a federal...

Larry Henry September 25, 2020

Circa Resort Wins Approval to Open in Las Vegas’ Glitter Gulch

Circa Resort and Casino has cleared its final hurdle to begin operating next month as the first hotel-casino in 40 years built from the ground up in downtown Las Vegas. After hearing from owner Derek Stevens, the Nevada Gaming Commission on Thursday...

Larry Henry September 24, 2020

Sports Wagering Soars at Arkansas Oaklawn Resort

Sports betting is on the upswing at Oaklawn Resort in Hot Springs, Arkansas, where the casino at the historic horse track is gaining its stride after a COVID-19 lockdown. The Oaklawn horse track, in operation since the early 1900s, has a long...

Larry Henry September 24, 2020

Shooting at Aria Casino Latest Gun Incident on Las Vegas Strip

One person was injured in an overnight shooting at the Aria Resort and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip, police said. This is one of several gun incidents at casinos on the Strip over the past few days. Shots were fired during...

Larry Henry September 23, 2020

Cosmopolitan Latest Las Vegas Strip Casino to Crack Down on Smoking

The Cosmopolitan hotel-casino on the Las Vegas Strip has banned smoking in some public areas. This comes as the nearby Park MGM prepares to reopen Sept. 30 as the first smoke-free casino on the Strip. Nevada historian David G. Schwartz told CNN...

Larry Henry September 22, 2020

The D Las Vegas Again Scores Most Votes in USA Today “Best Casino” Poll

The final poll results are in — not for the presidential election, but for the USA Today online survey of “best” casinos. The Gannett-owned national newspaper this month released its online survey naming reader choices for best casinos in Las Vegas and...

Larry Henry September 21, 2020

Las Vegas Strip Resorts Rank High as Possible COVID-19 Exposure Sites: Report

Hotel-casinos on the Las Vegas Strip lead the area as possible points of COVID-19 exposure, according to a published report. The resort with the highest number of possible exposures in Clark County from June through August was the Cosmopolitan hotel-casino on the...

Larry Henry September 21, 2020

VSiN, BetMGM Linkup for Live Sports Betting Show From NFL Stadium

The first sports betting show broadcast live from a National Football League stadium takes place this weekend in Denver. Sports handicapper James Salinas is set to broadcast from the BetMGM Lounge at Mile High Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 20. He is scheduled...

Larry Henry September 19, 2020