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How is handing out the escort cards legal?

Frisco, Texas
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How is handing out the escort cards legal?

How has the city not banned the handing out of material that depicts nudity? Isn't that a breach of the indecent exposure laws, or distribution of pornography to minors, as there are some kids here and there? That is really the only thing about vegas that I dislike. It's not because I am offended by the images per se, but to see old ladies and kids seeing all of that, and the litter they cause just makes it really dirty on the street. Any idea if there is anything being done to stop this practice?

California
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103 posts
11. Re: How is handing out the escort cards legal?

i have never seen a card given out to a child before unless the parent gave it to them.

Phoenix, Arizona
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6 reviews
12. Re: How is handing out the escort cards legal?

First I must correct your idea that they are "Escort" cards. They are "adult entertainment" cards. It's illegal to be an escort in Las Vegas, but you can be an adult entertainer for hire and you are allowed to advertise as such. You will not find Escorts in the phone book - but you will find plenty of adult entertainers.

Nevada is somewhat more liberal than Texas - our State - our laws, they are just different - thats what makes Las Vegas - Las Vegas, the Adult Entertainment Capitol of the World.

Card handlers are restricted from handing such items out to children - that is illegal - but to hand them out to adults is not. If you do not want it - walk away, they cannot force them on you. But if you accept it, Like millions of people do each year - you then are a consenting adult.

As for the hotels thoughts on the matter - It is and always has been a part of Las Vegas. We control that they are not on our property handing the cards out - but beyond that, as long as they don't solicit on the property, we have no problems with it. -

Dallas, TX
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13. Re: How is handing out the escort cards legal?

Cali4life

sorry about Bally's

BlackjackMark,

I think you are getting our message confused. We LOVE the kids, we just don't want an adult-oriented place to turn into Orlando. If you read closely, most people on these forum question the parents who choose Vegas as a destination not the kids. Before I get flammed, the US has cities outside of Vegas to take kids.

California
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103 posts
14. Re: How is handing out the escort cards legal?

i couldnt imagine taking my 6 yr old to vegas. I leave her w/ granny! anyways I couldnt imagine my child finding Red Rock, Shark Reef, Secret Garden or any family type geared attractions/ tours interesting to my kid. She will want to pull on that slot machine handle or push the buttons. Now that is fun! She loves music and i know they will not let her inside the Rumjungle or tangerine or Club Rio. My child is the type that runs inside the bldg. if she hears music and starts dancing. Just like she did at the El Torito restaurant when they have a live DJ on weekends.

Charlotte, North...
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1,449 posts
71 reviews
15. Re: How is handing out the escort cards legal?

The porn pushers can hand out their advertisements because the courts has ruled that they can. Doesn't bother because I just ignore them. Its all the yahoo's that take then and then toss them in the streets that's the problem.....

And jmho, but kids don't belong in Vegas........

Minnesota
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661 posts
12 reviews
16. Re: How is handing out the escort cards legal?

But what about the newspaper boxes that contain the little magazines full of soft core porn, how are those regulated? I also frequently saw piles of those cards and ads left around various places. Could have just been because it was raining quite a bit and the hander- outers did not want to stand in the rain, but they were there for anyone...

And I wonder how people who live in Vegas and raise a family feel about it?

I'm with you Blackjack, I hate the porn pushers.

California
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103 posts
17. Re: How is handing out the escort cards legal?

thats the reason i dont live in vegas, plus the hot weather. I dont think the people that live in vegas even frequent the strip often. To them it's just major employment and thats it.

colorado springs
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1 review
18. Re: How is handing out the escort cards legal?

For a short period of time, Vegas did ban the handout, but were sued by ACLU that this was a violation of freedom of speech and they won. Anoither great example of what I hate about the ACLU

Little Rock, AR
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19. Re: How is handing out the escort cards legal?

You hate the ACLU for standing up for the Constitution and protecting your rights? You are very tough to please.

Phoenix, Arizona
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6 reviews
20. Re: How is handing out the escort cards legal?

As a single parent in Las Vegas, my daughter has yet to see a card - nor do I stop at any of the racks so she can read the headlines - Really, it just takes a little common since - if your a parent.

As for those disgraced by it - what did you think Las Vegas was??? If you don't like it, fine - it's your opinion. If your not from here - don't try to change us