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Porn slappers, characters, panhandlers?

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by tiadalma, Jun 21, 2013.

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  1. tiadalma

    tiadalma Newbie

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    Are these guys concentrated in some areas recently? We will be returning to LV this summer and I was wondering if there was any way to avoid most of them.

    I know there was some talk about the slappers having to pick up the cards left on the street , so is it cleaner now?
     
  2. dmr

    dmr Registered Abuser

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    Well, the pornslappers were over by Monte Carlo and NYNY last trip a few weeks ago. Also, nicely dressed dudes handing out alleged club passes.

    The characters were out in front of Bally's by the overpass escalators.

    No!
     
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  3. DeMoN2318

    DeMoN2318 The DERS

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    I was there over Memorial day weekend and saw zero pornslappers anywhere between Luxor and Monte Carlo
     
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    No, they are pretty much in the same spots they've always been.

    But if you want to avoid them just walk on the western side of The Strip: from Ti to Monte Carlo most of that sidewalk is owned by the casinos making it private property and so the porn slappers and characters have very few spots they can work.

    Then as said between Monte Carlo and NYNY you will find a few, but then after that there aren't any (just not enough foot traffic).
     
  5. Someone

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    the private sidewalk I think is the real long term answer.....the city puts in a very narrow "regular" sidewalk right street side that is about as big as any regular neighborhood sidewalk and it is "public" and then the city sells off the land further back and the casinos are free to put in the sidewalks of their choice and privately own them

    might be a liability issue, but technically I believe Fremont is privately owned and malls are privately owned with the public walking through them.....and panhandlers and porn slappers and idiot characters not allowed
     
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    When I went in March it seemed to me like there were way less porn and pans on the street that what I've seen before. Still the same amount of costumes though, but I don't care about them, they never bother me.
     
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    porn slappers > panhandlers > characters

    IMO
     
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    Aw234 Low-Roller

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    For the next Zombiecon I'm gonna be a Zombie porn slapper.


    Aw234
     
  9. Jimbo338

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    I don't mind the porn slappers as much.......at least they are working. I hate the drunks sitting on the sidewalk overpasses swearing and insulting people as they beg for their next beer.

    Jimbo338
     
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    Avoiding them would be like asking if there is any way to avoid a cold table or machine. :wink2:
     
  11. MikeOPensacola

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    The panhandlers don't bother me so much, it's become part of Americana. The slappers however are a disgrace to themselves and the city.:peace:
     
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    topcard Older than the Stardust!

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    Yep...play downtown! :poke:
     
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    Excuse my ignorance, but what in the world is a 'porn slapper'?
     
  14. billyinpg

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    A porn slapper is the persons who stand around on the street corners of the strip. Usually they wear brightly colored T shirts that say "girls direct to your door" or similar. They are there to hand out cards featuring photo's of the girls and I think a discount on their services.

    They are called porn slappers because they kind of slap the cards to make a snapping sound. They do this to get you to look at them and when you do they try to hand you a card.

    I would imagine that 90% of those that take the card throw it on the ground within a few feet of the slapper. There are literally thousands of those cards laying on the ground near any collection of slappers.
     
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    Those people on the sidewalks who have those business cards with naked girls and will slap them to get your attention.
     
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    No porn slappers on Fremont downtown, but plenty of both panhandlers and characters.
     
  17. salukidean

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    Its amazing to me that the city has started arresting those selling bottled water for $1, but can't do anything about the real problems on the strip. I actually appreciated the water salespeople and thought they provided a great service to many. The porn slappers only provide a service to those who don't know how to use craigslist.
     
  18. ND80

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    Thanks for the explanation. Vegas definitely has characters you don't see elsewhere.
     
  19. SikDmax

    SikDmax Low-Roller

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    Sup with water? Selling with no license ?

    Everyone is stressing donation only for them
     
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    C0usineddie VIP Whale

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    I dont mind any of these types. i think they are a part of the city, just like big buildings and casinos.

    I talk to all of them to some degree.
     
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