Posts Tagged ‘Las Vegas strip’


August 19, 2008


Anyone who’s ever been on the Las Vegas Strip is familiar with the annoying derelicts who hand out cards for “adult oriented” businesses.

Now, according to the Los Angeles Times blog The Movable Buffet, Vegas smut peddlers are taking their marketing to “the next level.” They’re hiring people as human billboards.

You may not like scummy people handing out scummy material for scummy businesses, but the writer of The Movable Buffet makes a great point. The Vegas laws apply to everyone.

Richard Abowitz says casinos would be just as happy to ban union protesters as the people handing out smut cards but they can’t. That’s why when union workers recently shut down construction of the CityCenter project over safety concerns and briefly picketed the Strip nobody questioned their right to do so.