The town of Pahrump lies about an hour from Las Vegas up Hwy 160 to the Southwest. When I worked in the spa at Caesars, I started going out there from time to time. Les, my juice at Caesars owned property there, and he had a friend who lived there full time. The friend, Pete, was an ex-union carpenter on a disability pension.
The guy lived in a trailer on an acre and a quarter, and Les had land also, which he later developed. Pahrump is an Indian word for water underground. And there is water if you dig about 1200 feet down, lots of water.
When I first moved to Vegas, land in Pahrump was going for 7000 bucks for an acre and a quarter. The town was small, but it grew fast. At first, it was strictly a trailer town, but then modular housing appeared. They got a Wal-Mart. To begin with, there were only a couple of small casinos. I know there are much more now, more and bigger ones, but I haven't kept up.
Many people think prostitution is legal in Las Vegas. Las Vegas means Clark County. Prostitution is not legal in Clark County. There is plenty of illegal prostitution of course.