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Reporter: Corey Levitan

Corey Levitan joined Casino.org in 2022 after a long career covering Las Vegas. He currently covers gaming news on the US West Coast, including Las Vegas.

Corey spent six years covering the Vegas Strip for the Las Vegas Review-Journal, where he also wrote the most popular humor column in the city’s history. (For “Fear and Loafing,” he tried out 176 Vegas jobs, including poker player, blackjack dealer and Follie Bergere dancer.)

Corey has won more than 100 local, state and national awards for his journalism, which has also appeared in Rolling Stone, New York Magazine and the New York Post.

Corey is a New York native whose hobbies include playing guitar, trying to be a better husband, and arguing with strangers on Facebook.

Contact Corey at corey@casino.org.

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540 stories by Corey Levitan

WNBA Suspends Las Vegas Aces Coach For Bullying Pregnant Player

The WNBA suspended Las Vegas Aces head coach Becky Hammon on Tuesday for two games without pay, after an investigation into allegations that she bullied former Aces forward Dearica Hamby for being pregnant. The league also stripped the team of its 2025 first...

Corey Levitan May 16, 2023

Tropicana Las Vegas Announces Closure Pending Public Ballpark Funding

On Monday, regional casino operator the Bally’s Corporation announced to its employees at the Tropicana Las Vegas that the casino resort will close in 18-24 months -- pending approval of $395 million in public financing for a new stadium for the Oakland...

Corey Levitan May 16, 2023

Priscilla Presley Gets Millions in Elvis Money in Settlement with Lisa Marie Trust

Priscilla Presley, ex-wife of the late Elvis Presley, has settled a dispute with her own granddaughter, Riley Keough, over the late Lisa Marie Presley’s will. According to TMZ, a settlement “in the millions” was struck by legal teams representing Presley and Keough...

Corey Levitan May 16, 2023

Jimmy Kimmel to Host Las Vegas Comedy Benefit for Ailing Godson

Jimmy Kimmel is returning home for a heartbreaking reason. The Las Vegas native will host “It’s No Joke,” a night of standup at Jimmy Kimmel’s Comedy Club at The LINQ Promenade on Friday, May 26. The show is a benefit for ALS,...

Corey Levitan May 16, 2023

Final Restored Neon Signs to be Relit Monday Along Las Vegas Blvd. North

Eight more refurbished neon signs have been installed along Las Vegas Boulevard medians just north of the Strip. They will be relit Monday, May 15 at sunset to celebrate the 118th anniversary of the founding of Las Vegas. The newly refurbished and...

Corey Levitan May 15, 2023

VEGAS MUSIC ROUNDUP — Free Deadmau5 Show, Frankie Valli, more

Deadmau5 will perform a free block party at Las Vegas’ Commercial Center on Thursday, May 18. The legendary DJ will perform at 9 p.m., following Bella Strings at 7 p.m. and Frank Perez at 8 p.m. The concert, expected to draw a...

Corey Levitan May 15, 2023

FEATURED — VEGAS MYTHS BUSTED: The ‘Elvis’ House Never Housed the King

The house at 2520 Castlesands Way is currently off the market. But its Redfin page promotes the rock n' roll bona fides that local Las Vegas kids have told each other about the domicile for generations. “The Elvis House was originally built...

Corey Levitan May 15, 2023

Poker Legend Doyle Brunson Passes Away at 89

The poker world is reeling from the loss of one of its biggest stars. Doyle Brunson, considered the godfather of poker, died Sunday in Las Vegas. He was 89. His cause of death has yet to be announced. “It is with a...

Corey Levitan May 14, 2023

Remembering the Las Vegas Strip’s Founding Mother

The Las Vegas Strip has a founding mother, not a founding father. On Mother's Day, we remember Alice Morris, founder and proprietor the Red Rooster, the very first licensed casino on Las Vegas Boulevard. No, mobster Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel didn’t create the...

Corey Levitan May 14, 2023

Adele Crushes Gaga for Las Vegas Gross Per Show — Report

A new report in the New York Post claims that the “Weekends with Adele” residency in Las Vegas will have averaged $2.5 million per night in ticket sales over its 60 shows. If true, that crushes Lady Gaga’s “Enigma and Jazz &...

Corey Levitan May 12, 2023