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Gaming slowdown? Not in Nevada as casinos head toward a record

October marked the 20th straight month of $1 billion or more in state gaming revenue, according to figures released Tuesday by the Gaming Control Board.

From crown jewel of casinos to harassed impersonators, Las Vegas showgirls want to be respected as a serious business

Although traditional showgirls were a highly regarded art form, the showgirls of today don’t enjoy the same level of protection or respect. Their stages — Fremont Street and Strip sidewalks — can be dangerous. Tourists often tell them to “get a real job.” But many showgirls see themselves as skilled business women who choose this work — and make a lot of money doing it.

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