LAS VEGAS - John Dedolph says there are two Las Vegas business communities. One, of course, is the gaming industry. The other, consisting of the bread-and-butter businesses of any metropolis, is where Mr. Dedolph's Sun State Bank is placing its bets.

It's not new territory for Mr. Dedolph (pronounced DEE-dolph), a plain-vanilla banker who likes to use props to illustrate the fundamentals of banking. But banking at Sun State was anything but plain vanilla before Mr. Dedolph arrived.

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