There was a show last night on natgeo. it was called "Sex for Sale - American Escort" and it highlighted the vegas girls to your room business. Very interesting show, the narrator tried to get the businesses to discuss their trade but the biz's didn't reply so the narrator eventually dolled up and went to the businesses to apply for a job (hidden pinsized camera in the purse). The businesses stay open because the girl is informed and warned and signs a contract that says that prostitution is illegal and not allowed and she won't engage in this type of activity. This lets the business off the hook since they don't "promote" prostitution, guess that's why the police can't close them down. Basically the girl goes to the customer's room to "dance" (nude). Any other transaction occurring is between the girl and the customer (supposedly between 2 consenting adults). The standard reply when you call the service is that prostitution is illegal, etc, etc. They showed videos of the porn slappers, the narrator walked down the strip and picked up a handful of cards and advertisements. The slappers faces were blurred out but generally we know who they are. It was also interesting because building that houses the operation is near a strip club (Deja vu I think) and the cops were on another building checking out who went in and out of the building although it has been the same story for decades. They did find an owner (he had on sunglasses to hide his identity) who discussed the trade. He said that prostitution was illegal and they don't engage in that activity "wink" "wink", that many girls have a pimp to protect them but takes a cut of the money. Also that the business isn't as glamorous as some think, the girls are constantly in fear of their lives or getting beaten up (by the customer or the pimp) and they are always afraid of that one customer that will harm them. The show didn't really elaborate on $$ but I think the girls were more victims, that most of the money goes to the pimp and the service and so the girl wasn't left with much at the end of the night. Unlike many of the other shows that tried to make it seem like prostitution was a trafficking problem this show actually tried to show why the businesses are still open, how they get around the law and why the police can't touch them. They also explained that while the official stance at hotels and other companies is that prostitution is illegal, what goes in vegas..... and hotels and companies in vegas will accomodate the customer just to keep him gambling or spending money there. I made the post just to inform others why these businesses are still in operation. I don't judge them or the working girls or the actual businesses but I think that while IMHO they are a rip off they perform a certain service for some customers (they must be doing well enough to stay in business). I know that it was mentioned by others why some would go this route but I know that not everyone looks like brad pitt or has the panache to speak or hook up with girls and so this gives them an option to getting a girl.