PHOTOS: AmericaJR Visits Laughlin, Nevada Casinos

Don Laughlin's Riverside Resort in Laughlin, Nev. (Jason Rzucidlo/AmericaJR)

The AmericaJR Web Team recently visited Laughlin, Nevada casinos and resorts. Laughlin is located on the Colorado River, directly across from the much larger Bullhead City, Arizona. Laughlin lies 90 miles (140 km) south of Las Vegas, in the far southern tip of Nevada, and is known for its gaming and water recreation. Laughlin was named for Don Laughlin, an Owatonna, Minnesota native who purchased the southern tip of Nevada in 1964 (informally called South Pointe). At the time, Don Laughlin operated the 101 Club in Las Vegas. He opened what would become the Riverside Resort.

Laughlin, Nevada is 97 miles south of Las Vegas and 227 miles northwest of Phoenix. For more info, go to