In a country where the odds are even with two presidential contenders neck-and-neck, the excesses of America's gambling mecca Las Vegas may be a fitting metaphor for the political roll of the dice that is tomorrow's U.S. election.
They are still tugging at the slots in Nevada but the numbers aren't great. It has the highest unemployment rate in the U.S. at 12-percent. Home foreclosures are as common as tumbleweed and hope is as dry as the surrounding desert.
Today, we give U.S. Democrats and Republicans a chance to argue their own economic calculations.
And we're concentrating on Nevada where along with the stage shows, the latest entertainment is a theme park born out of the mud of a struggling construction industry where guys who once drove expansive HumVees live in compact trailers where high rollers in casinos are unknowingly perched above a neighbourhood that exists in a sewer system.