N evada straight doesn't give a fuck. The state gave away its last one in 1931 as the local mining- and railroad-driven economy was shriveling and politicians, desperate, rolled the dice on legal gambling. Soon to follow were the most liberal divorce laws in the country. Not long after, once the country repealed Prohibition, booze was available 24 hours a day. Satisfied that it would go ahead and lead the charge straight to hell, the state then legalized prostitution. The Mob, knowing a good thing when they saw one, invented the Strip, a garish monument to poor impulse control.
So what do you get when you visit the Silver State these days? Freedom, man. Freedom.
When the world wants to escape the grind of 21st-century life, Nevada awaits with open arms (and knees), brimming shot glasses, plus a dose of adrenaline. If you have a vice you want to try while you're here, or a piece of this madcap history you want to touch, you're free to loosen your wallet, your belt, and your fraying grasp on reality in America’s frontier fantasyland. Step up to the things you can't get away with anywhere but here.