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article imageStripper-pole ban coming soon to Las Vegas nightclubs

A ban on tourists using stripper poles in Las Vegas nightclubs is picking up support from Clark County commissioners in a move to keep visitors from taking it all off in hotel-casinos in Las Vegas.
Tourists stripping in the nightclubs around Las Vegas have got some officials thinking its time to take away their stripper poles. The pole-induced stripping in clubs in Las Vegas seems to be a little too naughty as women and men have been flashing and exposing themselves, so much as of late that during a meeting of the Clark County Commissioners on August 18th officials started discussing ways to combat the problem.
The discussion centered on Prive nightclub which was heavily fined by the Gaming Control Board to the tune of $500,000 which Planet Hollywood quickly paid. Just last week Prive was given a temporary liquor license to get their doors back open.
In a television replay of the boards meeting, Jacqueline Holloway, the business license director said, “We don’t want to walk into any of these locations and see patrons on the dance poles.”
So now officials are seeking to place employee only restrictions on the stripper-poles, which would allow only go-go dancers that are employed by the clubs access to gesticulate on the brass poles located in the clubs across the city.
Digital Journal contacted Clark County and a spokesperson has confirmed that there is a real effort under way to write up a regulation prohibiting the use of the stripper-poles by anyone other than go-go dancers and other entertainers that are hired by the club.
In this latest move, Clark County is trying appease the Nevada State Gaming Commission after a series of fines and raids in Las Vegas nightclubs and pool side parties.
Prive, which was shut down, was at the center of the mid-summer crack-down along with a major sting operation by the City of Las Vegas Metro Police at the Rio’s topless pool party when officers arrested 8 women and 1 man, charging them with prostitution, along with other charges including drug possession and drug dealing.
The Rio’s topless pool party, sponsored by the strip club Sapphire, was shut down just one day after the flurry of arrests and remained closed for the rest of the summer.
Meanwhile, the rest of the casino hotels in Las Vegas were all put on notice. Hanky-panky would not be tolerated and that Vegas Metro was watching and continuing their investigation into lewd behavior at the multitude of nightclubs and pool parties in Las Vegas. Metro is saying that other charges against unnamed clubs forthcoming.
For now patrons can still get up and shake their groove on the brass stripper-poles that stand tall in clubs up and down Las Vegas Boulevard. For now.
But owners and patrons, beware; Las Vegas Metro has undercover agents watching and waiting for another opportunity to make a point and keep the Nevada State Gaming Commission happy by stopping tourists from grinding along stripper poles.
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