Laughlin is located in Clark County
just across the Colorado River
from the Arizona state line between Cottonwood Cove and the Arizona/California state lines along Highway 163 on the banks of the Colorado River in the Southern Nevada
of the state.
Laughlin is part of the Las Vegas, Nevada-Arizona metro area.
Received national attention for 2002 gunfight between rival motorcycle gangs, in a crowded casino; three people died.