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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

Passenger Travel to Las Vegas’ McCarran Airport in Decline

The number of passengers who used McCarran International Airport in August dropped to its lowest level since the beginning of the summer. International travel also remained in a steep slump, according to airport officials.   In August, 3.8 million arriving and departing...

Larry Henry September 27, 2021

Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson ‘Supportive’ of Mobile Sports Betting

With mobile sports betting taking hold in the South, Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R) told he could support mobile wagering in his state. Before speaking at a luncheon event in Fayetteville this week, Hutchinson told he would be in favor...

Larry Henry September 25, 2021

Manneken Pis Statue Vandalized at Downtown Las Vegas Casino

Casino owner Derek Stevens is trying to find out who knocked over the Manneken Pis statue outside the D Las Vegas Hotel and Casino. Stevens estimated the damage at about $200,000.  On Thursday, Stevens tweeted a grainy surveillance video showing about a...

Larry Henry September 24, 2021

Mississippi’s New Top Casino Regulator Touts ‘Blockbuster’ Revenue

Jay McDaniel, who took over this month as the Mississippi Gaming Commission’s executive director, steps into the top job just as casinos on the Gulf Coast are coming off their best August ever. On a recent radio show, McDaniel noted that casino...

Larry Henry September 23, 2021

Louisiana ‘On Track’ for Sports Betting in October

Louisiana officials are targeting early October for sportsbooks to begin operating in the state’s casinos. The use of smartphones to place wagers will take longer.  Gaming Control Board Chairman Ronnie Johns told the USA Today Network delays caused by Hurricane Ida pushed...

Larry Henry September 22, 2021

Nevada Again Tops Nation in Unemployment

For the second straight month, tourism-dependent Nevada led the nation in unemployment, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. Nevada’s jobless rate in August was 7.7 percent. The next highest rates were in California and New York, at 7.5 percent and...

Larry Henry September 21, 2021

Oscar Goodman Hosts Las Vegas Dinner on Mob Associate ‘Lefty’ Rosenthal

Former Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman is hosting a dinner conversation on Wednesday at the Plaza Hotel and Casino, focusing on one of the city’s long-ago underworld operatives. The discussion at Oscar’s Steakhouse inside the Plaza this week will center on Frank...

Larry Henry September 20, 2021

New Orleans Casino Revenue Tumbles in Hurricane Ida’s Wake  

Battered by Hurricane Ida, New Orleans casinos made less money combined in August than the same month one year earlier. New Orleans-area casinos brought in $30.5 million this year in August, according to In August 2020, the same properties won $32.2...

Larry Henry September 19, 2021

Robert Durst Found Guilty of Killing Susan Berman, Daughter of Las Vegas Mobster

A Los Angeles jury on Friday found New York real estate heir Robert Durst guilty of first-degree murder in the 2000 shooting death of his friend, Susan Berman. Her father was a Las Vegas mobster and casino operator. Durst, 78, is scheduled...

Larry Henry September 18, 2021

Public Voices Sought on Plans For Second Las Vegas Airport

The Southern Nevada public gets a chance next week to weigh in on a secondary commercial airport being planned for tourism-dependent Las Vegas.  In two virtual meetings, the Clark County Department of Aviation will gather ideas for ground transportation to the proposed...

Larry Henry September 17, 2021