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The Locals vs. Tourists Balancing Act

Sometimes, it can seem that life in Southern Nevada is a big zero-sum game. With limited money to spend in both the private and public sectors, this dilemma is ever-present: Invest in infrastructure and attractions that will draw more tourists and pump more money into the economy, or add more services and institutions that enhance the quality of life for those of us who live here? Read More

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The Man Who Gave Regulation a Good Name

Nevada’s casino regulatory system is intimidatingly massive. The relevant sections of the Nevada Revised Statutes span more than 83,000 words—more than 150 pages, single-spaced. But that’s just the foundation: The Gaming Control Board and Gaming Commission promulgate regulations, technical specifications, policies, suitability findings, industry notices, and minimum internal control standards, which themselves run to Read More