The casinos of Laughlin, Nevada, just across the Colorado River from Bullhead City, Arizona, are known for having liberal slots -- that is, the slot machines pay off frequently. Consequently, Laughlin is a very popular weekend destination for Phoenicians and other Arizonans. In addition to the slot machines, there is keno, blackjack, poker, craps, off-track betting, and sports betting. All the hotels in Laughlin offer live entertainment of some sort, including an occasional headliner, but gambling is still the main event.

To learn more about this area's history, visit the Colorado River Museum, 355 Hwy. 95, Bullhead City (tel. 928/754-3399), a half-mile north of the Laughlin Bridge. It's open Tuesday through Saturday from 10am to 4pm (closed June-Aug). Admission is by $2 suggested donation.

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