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  • Nevada, in its popular image, is a big casino. A euphoric "strip," where neon lights outshine morals; just keep it in Vegas, alright?

    Its mammoth countryside is seen as a lawless, lonely desert, needing a zero income tax just to spur thoughts of moving. And for those that do, it's easy to direct: "OK, turn right at the prison, left at the shot-up blue sign. Continue left at mine junction; we're at the end of that road." But – unless you want to be President – the world need not exist in easy generalizations, like these.

    While the Wynn (or what is it now, the Cosmopolitan?) is getting all the attention, this is what's going on elsewhere in the state.

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