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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

Dream Las Vegas Casino Approved Near McCarran Airport Runways

Despite concerns from major airlines, construction is slated to begin next year on a 20-story hotel-casino next to McCarran International Airport.  The Clark County Commission this week voted 6-1 to approve the 527-room Dream Las Vegas resort. It sits on five acres...

Larry Henry October 9, 2021

Rao’s Restaurant at Caesars Palace on Las Vegas Strip to Close in November

The Italian restaurant Rao’s is closing its Las Vegas branch at Caesars Palace next month. The New York-based spot is popular with celebrities and politicians. Co-owners Frank Pellegrino Jr. and Ron Straci said this week the Rao’s at Caesars Palace on the...

Larry Henry October 8, 2021

McCarran Airport Name Change to Honor Harry Reid Has Update Scheduled

The Clark County Commission is set to hear an update this month on how much private money has been raised to change McCarran International Airport's name to honor former US Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D). At its Oct. 19 meeting, the...

Larry Henry October 7, 2021

Former New Orleans Saint Joe Horn Places First Legal Sports Bet in Louisiana

Joe Horn, a Louisiana fan favorite when he played for the NFL’s New Orleans Saints, placed the first legal sports bet in state history on Wednesday at the Paragon Casino Resort, according to the USA Today Network. Paragon Casino Resort began accepting...

Larry Henry October 6, 2021

Harrah’s Lake Tahoe Team Thanked By Crews Battling Caldor Fire

Employees at a Lake Tahoe hotel-casino who stayed behind to help shelter fire crews during a massive California wildfire received a pleasant surprise — a handwritten “Thank-you” note. On its Twitter feed this week, Harrah’s Lake Tahoe Hotel and Casino posted a...

Larry Henry October 2, 2021

Las Vegas Tourism Totals Decline in August, As Delta Variant Surges

The number of tourists visiting Las Vegas fell in August. This happened as the area experienced an increase in delta variant infections, officials said In August, 2.9 million visitors made their way to the Las Vegas Valley, according to the Las Vegas...

Larry Henry October 1, 2021

‘The Many Saints of Newark’ Revives Interest in ‘Sopranos’ Hit Series – And In Vegas Mob Stories

The Many Saints of Newark, a prequel movie based on the HBO series The Sopranos, opened nationwide on Friday. It has already revived interest in the hit cable television show about fictional New Jersey mobster Tony Soprano.  The Mob Museum in Las...

Larry Henry October 1, 2021

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards Extends Mask Mandate

Gov. John Bel Edwards (D) this week has renewed Louisiana's indoor mask mandate for another month.  The governor’s mandate is in effect through Oct. 27. It applies to casinos, schools, restaurants, and other businesses, including gyms and retail stores. If the governor...

Larry Henry September 30, 2021

On-Site Sports Betting Coming to NHL Arenas ‘Eventually,’ Team Official Says

With legal sports betting on the rise, on-site wagering will take place some day at all National Hockey League arenas, according a Carolina Hurricanes official. Hurricanes General Manager Tom Dundon said his team is one of those “working on” allowing fans to...

Larry Henry September 29, 2021

Moon-Shaped Casino with ‘Lunar Surface’ Planned for Las Vegas 

A proposed moon-themed resort with a "lunar surface" could be added to Las Vegas’ evolving casino skyline one day. Moon World Resorts is planning to build moon-themed hotel-casinos in Las Vegas, China, Spain, and the Middle East, according to the New York...

Larry Henry September 28, 2021