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

Las Vegas Airport Travel Still in Steep Decline, As Several Casinos Close Midweek 

Passenger totals at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas declined by nearly 57 percent in November 2020 compared to the same month last year. This pandemic-related slowdown has had an impact on casinos. Some are closing in the middle of the week...

Larry Henry December 28, 2020

Gambling Expansion in Alabama Could Create Thousands of Jobs: Report

Up to 19,000 new jobs could be created in Alabama if gambling is legalized across the state, according to a state report released this month. The 876-page report from the Study Group on Gambling also says legal gambling would pump up to...

Larry Henry December 28, 2020

Fremont Street Experience New Year’s Eve: No Live Music, But Fireworks Atop Las Vegas Plaza Casino

The Fremont Street Experience in Las Vegas will not feature any live music or entertainment this year on New Year’s Eve. But a downtown casino will put on a fireworks show. On its website, the Fremont Street Experience announced that New Year’s...

Larry Henry December 25, 2020

‘Bugsy’ Siegel Artifacts from Flamingo Casino Displayed at Mob Museum in Las Vegas 

The Mob Museum in Las Vegas has unveiled an exhibit with items from the 1940s Flamingo Casino and the gangster who opened it, Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel. A New York organized crime figure, Siegel was in Hollywood and Las Vegas on the behalf...

Larry Henry December 24, 2020

Rio Casino Reopens in Las Vegas Amid Temporary Closures on the Strip

The Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas reopened this week after being closed since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic nine months ago. This comes as some resorts on the Strip are closing hotel towers in the middle of the...

Larry Henry December 23, 2020

Reputed Mobster Ordered Killing Over Suspected Gambling Machine Theft: Prosecutors

Prosecutors in New York want a judge to consider a 1997 stabbing death to figure into the sentencing this spring of a reputed Genovese family mobster, according to a news report. The death was reportedly over a gambling machine theft. In court...

Larry Henry December 22, 2020

The Mirage in Las Vegas Goes Dark Midweek During COVID-19 Slowdown

The Mirage Hotel and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip is closing its entire property in the middle of the week because of low consumer demand during the coronavirus pandemic. On its website, the Mirage announced it is only accepting weekend reservations....

Larry Henry December 21, 2020

Arkansas Casinos See Mixed Results in Net Gaming Wins

Two of Arkansas’ three casinos saw more money wagered on sports in November than the previous month. But winnings were down at two casinos overall, with table games and “terminals” such as slots included in the totals. The one casino that saw...

Larry Henry December 21, 2020

Shooting at Nevada Casino Leaves Woman Hospitalized, Boyfriend Behind Bars

A woman was hospitalized after sustaining injuries in a shooting at a Laughlin, Nevada, casino this weekend. A man identified as her boyfriend was taken into police custody, authorities said. The incident occurred before 7:20 am on Sunday in a hotel room...

Larry Henry December 20, 2020

Birthday Party Shooting Leaves One Man Dead at Las Vegas Casino

A man in his early 30s was found dead after gunfire late Friday at a Las Vegas hotel-casino, authorities said. The shooting happened at a birthday party in one of the hotel towers. Police responded to a report of gunfire at the...

Larry Henry December 19, 2020