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Prostitution illegal?

Discussion in 'Vegas After Dark' started by wellmel, May 20, 2014.

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  1. wellmel

    wellmel Low-Roller

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    Wait are you saying prostitution is illegal in Vegas? I totally thought it was legal. Like, why else does nobody get in trouble for handing out those cards?
     
  2. Smo

    Smo Mr. Las Vegas

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    Stolen from wikipedia:

    Prostitution is illegal in the following counties: Clark (which contains Las Vegas), Washoe (which contains Reno), Douglas, and Lincoln. Prostitution is also illegal in Nevada's capital, Carson City, an independent city. The rest of Nevada's counties are permitted by state law to license brothels, but only 8 counties have done so. As of August 2013, there are 19 brothels in Nevada.

    Those cards are for dancers to your room, not prostitutes! :wink2:
     
  3. rvallez6

    rvallez6 Low-Roller

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    Yea, I read that as long as they are not explicitly selling sex, it is not illegal. Usually the agreement is handled once the person gets to the room. It seems to be a very loosely enforced law, but i did read about a bust at Mandalay Bay not that long ago.
     
  4. 44inarow

    44inarow VIP Whale

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    It's still illegal. Just because the girl says "I'll spend the night and keep you company, and in exchange you'll donate $500 to me" doesn't make it more legal than "I'll have sex with you for $500". That being said, it's indeed loosely enforced, mostly because the police have better things to do than go after tourists.

    Also, the cards distribution itself is protected First Amendment activity (which is why the city/county can't get them to stop handing them out).
     
  5. Sonya

    Sonya Queen of VMB

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    It seems silly, but prostitution is officially illegal on the Las Vegas Strip and Downtown areas. You can go to a legal brothel in Pahrump, but not in Las Vegas.

    Also, I understand that the porn slappers are sending "Girls to your room", but not necessarily for the purpose of having sex with you. Don't they say they are "dancers" or "entertainers"?

    VMB's position is avoid them like herpes. :wink2:
     
  6. Boxercar12

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    Prostitution is exchanging something of value for a "sexual act." These people are being completely legal, up until someone offers sex. Paying someone to spend time with you is the same as you buying a ticket to a show or going to a strip club, same idea. Until you offer Carrot Top something dirty, it's all good.
     
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