NEVADA: Gamblers' Luck

In the 14 years since their endeavors were legalized in Nevada, gamblers have panned for gold as carefully as the bearded prospectors who went before them.

Slot machines now clank in remote service stations. There are few towns so small that a housewife cannot take a pass at the dice for a dime. In Las Vegas and Reno, divorcees, cowhands, tourists and plain citizens crowd plush palaces where roulette wheels whir and stacked silver dollars gleam on green tables. Gamblers are Nevada's new bonanza kings. Wilbur ("Little Caesar") Clark, 37-year-old operator of Las Vegas' gaudy new Monte Carlo Casino, had only...

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