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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219 stories by Larry Henry

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

Resorts World Las Vegas Flooded With 85K Applicants for 6K Jobs

A hotel-casino set to open this summer on the Las Vegas Strip is being swamped with job applications. This comes as the coronavirus pandemic has dealt a sharp blow to Southern Nevada’s tourism economy. About 85,000 people have applied for 6,000 jobs...

Larry Henry February 8, 2021

Leon Spinks, Heavyweight Champ Who Beat Ali, Dies in Southern Nevada

Former heavyweight champion Leon Spinks, who rocketed to fame by beating Muhammad Ali at a Las Vegas casino, died Friday. He was 67.  In recent years, Spinks suffered from prostate cancer. More than a year ago, the Spinks family reported it had...

Larry Henry February 7, 2021

Las Vegas Officer Injured in Attack Released from Hospital, Assailant Killed

A police officer has been released from the hospital after a man attacked her at a Las Vegas gun range. The assailant was shot to death in the confrontation. This incident is one of several violent occurrences on or near the Las...

Larry Henry February 6, 2021

Hotels, Casinos on Clark County List of Possible COVID-19 Exposure Sites

Hotels and casinos are among the top seven places Clark County residents visited before being diagnosed with COVID-19. according to a district health officer, Las Vegas is in Southern Nevada’s Clark County. Food establishments placed second behind “other” as places people infected...

Larry Henry February 5, 2021

Nevada Officials Want 50 Percent Capacity for Live Entertainment, Public Gatherings

A Clark County commissioner and casino industry official are urging the state to increase capacity limits for live entertainment and public gatherings to 50 percent by March 1. Commission Chairwoman Marilyn Kirkpatrick (D) said she is presenting a plan to the state...

Larry Henry February 4, 2021

Naked Woman Shuts Off Power at Las Vegas Casino: Police

A naked woman was arrested after breaking into a fire control room and shutting off power at Circa Resort in Las Vegas, police said. Alissa Neeley, 28, was booked into the Clark County Detention Center early Tuesday. She faces a charge of...

Larry Henry February 4, 2021

Sports Betting Bill Sails Through Georgia House Committee

A bill to allow online sports betting in Georgia won overwhelming support this week in a state House committee. The measure now goes to the full House for consideration. House Bill 86 by Rep. Ron Stephens (R) was approved on a 20-6...

Larry Henry February 3, 2021

Las Vegas Airport Could Be Named for Harry Reid Under County Proposal

A new effort is underway to rename McCarran International Airport near the Las Vegas Strip for former US Sen. Harry Reid (D). Clark County Commissioner Tick Segerblom (D) is working with the county’s legal staff on an ordinance to change the airport’s...

Larry Henry February 3, 2021