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It's "torturous." "Tortuous" means winding, oblique, indirect.

(Suggest removal) 7/1/10 at 4:40 p.m.

The GCB fine and county's license denial are two separate (though doubtless related) factors. On the other hand, the concept of "due process" doesn't apply here, since this isn't in a criminal matter, but a regulatory one; regulatory bodies are bound only to perform investigations, not full trials.

The GCB's authority to sanction casinos for the actions of their tenants -- essentially subcontractors -- isn't wholly unreasonable, though, yes, the "moral turpitude" clause is laughable. There's no reason the clause can't be written to more specifically and stringently address illegal activity, such as drug use and prostitution. There's nothing inherently immoral ("morally turpitudinous"?) about either.

And as long as we're talking about being more specific, can we all stop repeating this notion that Las Vegas was founded on libertarian principles? That's like me pointing to Hoover Dam and saying Las Vegas was "founded" on federal welfare. The origins of Vegas are much more complex and nuanced than either characterization.

(Suggest removal) 7/29/09 at 10:25 a.m.

Do you mean "excepted"?

(Suggest removal) 2/10/09 at 9:30 p.m.

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