Legalizing prostitution in Las Vegas?

Many tourists think that prostitution is legal in Las Vegas. It is not, as many learned the hard way. In the rest of Nevada, prostitution is legal.

The mayor of Las Vegas, Oscar Goodman, suggested that Las Vegas should legalize prostitution, claiming that “everyone knows it goes on anyway.” According to the BBC, he is proud of Las Vegas’ image as “Sin City” and happily calls it “an adult playground” and himself “the happiest mayor in the universe”. Before he became mayor, he was the top criminal lawyer to the Las Vegas mafia. He probably got some great references for the mayor job.

His idea is simple: legalizing prostitution and creating a red-light district with a string of “magnificent brothels” in downtown Vegas. We’ll have to wait and see if he’ll actually make it happen.