Neither a city nor a town, Primm, Nevada, is an unincorporated community in Clark County near the southern tip of Nevada. This area is also sometimes referred to as Primm Valley, and it was formerly known as State Line since it is situated so close to the Nevada border. In fact, the community of Primm effectively straddles Interstate 15, which runs from Nevada into California. The community of Primm was renamed from Stateline in 1996 to Primm after the developer of the town, casino owner Ernest Jay Primm. As is true of many towns in the Las Vegas, NV, area, the economy of Primm is based on the community's three casinos, which draw people from Nevada as well as those travelling from Southern California on their way to Las Vegas.
The community of Primm is home to around 500 residents, most of which are employees of the local casinos - Buffalo Bill's, Primm Valley Resort, and Whiskey Pete's. The town is also known for appearing in the 2010 video game “Fallout: New Vegas.” In the video game, the Buffalo Bill Casino and its roller coaster are featured using a pseudonym, “Bison Steve.” It is also rumored that comedian/songwriter Chris D'Elia's alter ego, Chank Smith, is from Primm.