Going It Alone in Jackpot, Nevada

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A sign advertises the main attraction in the desert town of Jackpot, Nev.

A sign advertises the main attraction in the desert town of Jackpot, Nev. Jeff Brady, NPR hide caption

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Jackpot, Nev., near the Idaho border, is a casino town with some 1,300 year-round residents. Government presence isn't strongly felt in the small desert outpost — there's no city government, and the county seat is more than 100 miles away.

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