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Reporter: Larry Henry

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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503 stories by Larry Henry

Tribal Casino Smoking Ban Wins Support at Las Vegas Convention

Going smoke-free inside casinos helps with employee wellness and does not hurt the bottom line, according to panelists at a tribal casino event in Las Vegas. Clinton Isham, an Americans for Nonsmokers Rights’ Foundation consultant, worked with the Ho Chunk tribe in...

Larry Henry July 21, 2021

Las Vegas Airport Name Change for Harry Reid Possible by Fall

McCarran International Airport near the Las Vegas Strip could be renamed to honor former US Sen. Harry Reid (D) by September, a Clark County Commissioner said. Commissioner Tick Segerblom, a former state legislator who proposed the name change, told the Las Vegas...

Larry Henry July 20, 2021

Tom Gallagher Dies, Former Nevada Gaming Executive

Former Nevada gaming executive and congressional candidate Tom Gallagher died Thursday in a California hospital of complications from cancer. He was 76. Gallagher had a long career as an attorney and hospitality industry executive. That work included serving as executive vice president...

Larry Henry July 20, 2021

Marshawn Lynch Opens ‘Beast Mode’ Store in Las Vegas Casino

Former standout NFL running back Marshawn Lynch, known as Beast Mode, has opened an apparel store in the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip. The Beast Mode brand is imprinted on T-shirts, hats, and more, including keychains and...

Larry Henry July 19, 2021

Smoke-Free Group Asks Oakland A’s to Help Ban Smoking in Nevada Casinos

A group advocating for smoke-free workplaces is reaching out to Major League Baseball for help in snuffing out smoking in Nevada casinos. The Berkeley, Calif.-based Americans for Nonsmokers Rights has contacted MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred and the Oakland Athletics. Their goal is...

Larry Henry July 19, 2021

Louisiana Casinos See Falloff in Overall June Gaming Wins

Louisiana’s casinos won less money in June than the previous month, with lower net win totals reported in all parts of the boot-shaped state. In June, the state’s casinos won $221.6 million, or 2.9 percent less than May’s win total of $228.2...

Larry Henry July 18, 2021

DraftKings Kicks Off Fantasy Sports Betting in Louisiana

Fantasy sports betting is live in Louisiana with the approval this week of a license granted to sports-betting operator DraftKings. The state Gaming Control Board on Thursday approved DraftKings as the first daily fantasy sports licensee in Louisiana. DraftKings is a publicly...

Larry Henry July 17, 2021

Arkansas Casinos See Slump in June Gaming Wins

Arkansas’ three casinos won money in June, but less than the previous month. Casino winnings were lower in every category, including sports betting, table games, and “terminals,” such as slot machines.  In June, Oaklawn Racing Resort had a month-to-month increase in the...

Larry Henry July 16, 2021

CES Adds Tech Innovations to Upcoming Las Vegas Convention

The popular CES trade show highlighting advances in consumer technology will feature two new categories, space and food, when it returns to Las Vegas early next year.   The space exhibits will showcase advanced technologies in communications, biology, and human health technologies,...

Larry Henry July 15, 2021

Las Vegas Tourism Agency Boosts CEO’s Salary to Almost $400K  

Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority President and CEO Steve Hill will make almost $400,000 a year when his 4 percent pay raise kicks in this fall. The LVCVA board of directors on Tuesday unanimously approved a $15,292 a year pay raise...

Larry Henry July 14, 2021