Mr. Laughlin had an idea. He had a gaming permit, what he did not have was customers. He had an obstacle, a large one, in the form of a mighty river. His hotel was sitting on one bank of that river, and his customers were on the opposite shore. Mr. Laughlin, a quick thinker, got himself a fleet of small boats which he employed as ferries. He installed a huge parking lot. Now his customers appeared in droves, parked their cars on one side of the river, and lost their money on the other side. All very convenient. Now at least eight hotel/casinos line the Nevada side of the Colorado River. He made an additional smart move by installing a huge parking lot on the Nevada side also. Now the snowbirds out of Wyoming, Montana and so forth can park for free, dine and gamble. Laughlin is about 80 miles south of the strip. I see no reason for a visit, unless it is a fishing trip. It is unincorporated and the permanent population is less than 10,000. It is in Clark County. One thing noteworthy, there have been reports of a band of very rare black panthers crossing the river farther below. We were not able to verify them. Laughlin is as far south as it is possible to go in the state of Nevada. http://www.riversideresort.com
We love to help our local artist community by donating this expensive space. Three books are on the list for this month. They are : Nevada a Strange State, Silveropolis, The Great Lake Mead Water Caper. They are on Amazon. The artist and us thank you for your support.