A friend and I were discussing another friends trip recently to Las Vegas. I had always heard that prostitution was legal in certain areas of Nevada, but not in Las Vegas itself. My friend said that the “strip” was not in Las Vegas but was part of the county and that prostitution was legal there.
I am sure there are some Vegas Dopers or other knowledgable people on here that know whether prostitution is legal in Vegas or maybe certain sections of what is often refered to as Vegas. I would have thought it was banned in the whole county. What is the truth of the matter?
“If you are seeking legal prostitution in Nevada, you must drive at least sixty miles out of Las Vegas to find one of the state licensed brothels in Nye County. The town of Pahrump, located 62 miles east of the city along route 160, is home to the Chicken Ranch and Sherri’s Ranch, two state licensed houses of prostitution. If you drive north on route 95 you will eventually pass near the Cherry Patch Ranch, Mabel’s Ranch, the Cottontail Ranch and a few other “ranches” featuring legal prostitution. There are several dozen more “ranches” in northern Nevada near Carson City and Reno.”
I might as well be the one to say it. The fact that prostitution is not legal in Vegas doesn’t seem to stop anyone. When I was there a couple of years ago, the Strip was carpeted with adds for [del]hookers[/del] female escorts. People stood around passing out calling cards to anyone willing to take one. It was extremely blatant.
Maybe there are still dispensers, but they are buried under heaps of loose handbills, along with any other object having a horizontal surface…I exaggerate slightly, but these handbills constitute an obvious litter problem.
Heidi Fleiss has announced plans to open a legal male brothel, serving female clients. Mike Tyson has been signed up as one of her man-whores. I would provide links but I am at work and sorry, no, not googling Heidi Fleiss or brothel from here. At least one state legislator has objected to the plan, saying that Nevada’s prostitution laws as written allow only female prostitutes. Another has said he will insist that the brothel if opened complies with the state’s anti-discrimination laws for public accomodations, which would compel the brothel not to discriminate against male or gay clients.
I can assume that for normal brothels the service provider has the right to refuse service to anyone, right, i.e., the woman can refuse to provide service to women. In such a case it would be up to the brother owner to ensure that he or she staffed a sufficient quantity of gay/bi/ambivalent service providers???
I’d be surprised if the matter of a lesbian client seeking services at one of the existing (female) brothels hasn’t come up before now. My hunch is that they do, in fact, find pros willing to render such services, and that’s why we’ve never heard of the issue from that angle.