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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217 stories by Larry Henry

Former Las Vegas 311 Boyz Gang Member, Girlfriend Nabbed in Idaho

A Las Vegas fugitive accused of swindling a lender out of hundreds of thousands of dollars and using some of the money on a gambling spree has been taken into custody, authorities said. Former 311 Boyz gang member Steven Gazlay and his...

Larry Henry February 15, 2021

Stabbing Victim Hospitalized After Police Called To Las Vegas Casino 

One man was hospitalized Sunday and two others were arrested after a fight and stabbing that ended up in the valet area at a Las Vegas hotel-casino, according to a news report.  Las Vegas police responding to a call at the Strat...

Larry Henry February 15, 2021

Fire at Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas Hospitalizes Multiple People

Several people were hospitalized with minor injuries Saturday night in a fire at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, authorities said. The cause of the fire remained under investigation on Sunday. Firefighters responded just before 8 pm Saturday to a report of smoke...

Larry Henry February 14, 2021

Las Vegas Airport Name Change to Honor Harry Reid Gains Support

Two university presidents have endorsed changing the name of McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas to honor former Gaming Commission Chairman and US Sen. Harry Reid.  Keith Whitfield and Brian Sandoval released a letter this week, saying they “jointly support” the name...

Larry Henry February 13, 2021

Las Vegas-SoCal Express Train Work Expected, As Biden Warns China Could ‘Eat Our Lunch’

President Joe Biden this week cautioned that China is “going to eat our lunch” on major projects like high-speed rail if the US doesn’t “get moving.” This comes as construction could begin soon on a high-speed train line between Southern California and...

Larry Henry February 12, 2021

Suspected ‘Sledgehammer Bandits’ Nabbed, ‘Tony Meatballs’ Pleads Guilty in Gambling Case

Philadelphia police have arrested three men suspected of being the Sledgehammer Bandits who smashed gaming machines to steal cash, according to media accounts. Tyreek Holmes, 32, Russell Mason-Watts, 20, and Marcus Evans, 36, were taken into custody recently in connection with the...

Larry Henry February 11, 2021

Arrest Warrants Issued for Former Las Vegas 311 Boyz Member, Girlfriend 

A Las Vegas judge has issued arrest warrants for an ex-311 Boyz gang member and his girlfriend. The two are accused of swindling a lender out of more than $707,000. Some of the money was used for a gambling spree, authorities said....

Larry Henry February 10, 2021

Elon Musk’s Boring Co. Step Closer to Linking Casino to Las Vegas Convention Center

A tunnel for a people-mover connecting the Las Vegas Convention Center to Resorts World Las Vegas is another step closer to being built. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority board of directors this week approved an easement agreement The Boring Co....

Larry Henry February 10, 2021

Las Vegas Investor Tony Hsieh’s Former Assistant Sues Over Contract Claims

A former assistant and friend of Tony Hsieh is involved in lawsuits against the late Las Vegas investor's family.  Jennifer “Mimi” Pham claims that contracts regarding some of his businesses were not honored, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Hsieh died in...

Larry Henry February 9, 2021

Fantasy Sports Betting Possible by Spring in Louisiana

Fantasy sports betting companies can begin submitting applications this month to offer that service in Louisiana. The date to begin submitting applications is Feb. 19, according to Maj. Chuck McNeal of the Louisiana State Police Gaming Enforcement Division. McNeal said an investigation...

Larry Henry February 8, 2021