All along the stip are people trying to give you (male or female, on your own or with your family and friends) cards for hookers.
I believe it is illegal to verbally advertise, but they thrust cards into your hands. It becomes quite annoying! But on the plus side, my friend and I decided that if we got enough, we could play snap!! Seriously though, just don't take them (if you don't want them). Walk past with your hands in your pockets!
Be ready to see erotic catalogs sit side-by-side with newspaper racks, billboards roll along city streets advertising adult services and street solicitors attempt to thrust flyers advertising sexual services into your hand. There are tons of these people trying to give you these cards, we have never seen any one who takes a card but they keep trying...
The years-long court battle is going over hand billing on the Strip but they are there.
Las Vegas certainly is living up to its reputation as 'sin city'.
By the way... Everyone has heard that Nevada is the only one state in the USA where prostitution is legal. Yes, it is, but prostitution is not legal everywhere in Nevada, and it is not legal in Las Vegas! Therefore people who use these services are unlikely to seek protection from the police in case of robbery, cheating or assault - they themself break the law by patronizing illegal activity.
I realize that many people go to Vegas for the ADULT ENTERTAINMENT; however, all of us are not pleased with the open "hawking" of HUMAN SEX OBJECTS,
All along the "strip", each day,you will see groups of young men and woman flipping small photo cards and handing them out, mostly to men. The cards are pictures of young woman in all sorts of poses and costumes [or lack thereof].
Many people proceed to throw these cards down on the sidewalk and into the street. Litter is everywhere, mostly as a result of these annoying cards.
Ironically, shortly after I returned from Vegas, I saw a 48 hours documentary about Las Vegas and the tragedy of under age prostitution and how these girls are advertised. Pictures of these very "hawkers" that I had seen in Vegas were flashed on the screen. When you see the personal stories of these young women, none of these "sleazy" advertisements seems appropriate.
I DID NOT TAKE PICTURES OF THESE INDIVIDUALS BECAUSE I DID NOT WANT TO FURTHER THEIR POPULARITY
I would love to see this kind of open selling of "flesh" outlawed. I am a pretty open minded individual, but when it comes to abusing young women, I am very closed minded!
Every 20 to 30 feet along the Strip you will encounter folks trying to hand you what look like playing cards. What is actually on both sides of the card is a photo of a topless and/or scantily-clad young woman with a phone number and the slogan "Girls to Your Door in 15 Minutes".
This is an unfortunate and unavoidable aspect of Vegas. These guys are impossible to avoid, they are on every block, there are hundreds of them along the sidewalks. Another unfortunate downside to these guys is that the sidewalk for the entire length of the Strip is absolutely littered with these discarded cards, they're everywhere.
I tore a strip off of one guy, when he tried thrusting a card in my 15 year old son's face. Suddenly, (of course!) he couldn't speak English...
Your best strategy for avoiding these guys is to not even look at them, don't slow down, and don't accept what they're trying to hand you. The Vegas police do keep these guys on a very short rope, so if you have any problem with them whatsoever, don't hesitate to call the police.
To those wanting to bring chidren, this is the "adult" playground. There are more places than you can count for kids to go, so why be mad or upset if Vegas is the playground for adults?!
Go to Disney and see the big mouse.
When strolling the strip don't be surprised to see vans with advertising on for 'HOT BABES' with a photo of a scantily clad lady on them as well as people who stand on the street tapping cards in their hands and offering them to you. The cards are of naked ladies offering their services. Just ignore these people, they are harmless, but beware the cards litter the street which is annoying.
There for a while Vegas really seemed to clean this up. They were trying to get more families to the area and it seemed you did not see very much of the risqué advertisements. Yet, I guess the casinos are trying to convey to the younger crowds now, the smut has returned. You will see nothing but risqué advertisement everywhere from billboards, buses, taxi cars, and the hundreds of adult newspaper stand that anyone can have access too.
Let us not forget, the people who are located all along the strip trying to hand out the adult cards. Everyone has a right not to take one and if you do, do not throw it on the ground. Throw it away in the trash. So if you have small kids, you may not want to bring them on the strip.
It used to be terrible a few years ago, i think the buying and development of the strip has chased many of them away. Also as the trend seems to be to upmarket the strip the owners seem to be moving them on. They will always be there but fewer in numbers.
snappers are people you try to hand you ads for escort services and strip clubs. they snap their advertising card to get your attention. these people are not dangerous but highly annoying. they line both sides of the strip from mandalay bay to the stratosphere. some can be aggressive. the best way to avoid them is not to make eye contact and move away from them when walking down the strip. the strip also has a number of beggars and street hustlers. again don't make eye contact and refuse to talk to them.
Our first night while walking down the strip we ran across this small man slapping cards vigorously on his palm and thrusting his hand out in our direction. Upon examination of the card we found what looked to be a nude extortionist showing the world what the good lord gave her. After finding out what they had to offer we began to mess with them.
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