Gaining a professional sports franchise normally boosts several sectors of the local economy. In the case of Las Vegas’ acquisition of the Raiders, the NFL’s arrival in Sin City might boost the world’s oldest profession.
According to the Sporting News, “Nevada brothel owner Dennis Hof wants to capitalize on the Silver and Black moving to Sin City in a few years. He announced Monday (per the Las Vegas Sun) he plans to open a sports-themed legal brothel outside Las Vegas. The working name of the establishment: ‘Pirate’s Booty Sports Brothel.'”
But, that’s not all. Hof also told the Sporting News of a special Raider tribute, to an extra-special Raider customer. According to the Sporting News, “And, because Hof is a master of class and taste, he said the brothel’s VIP area, which will be available only to Raiders players and other high-profile athletes, will be named in honor of the late Darrell Russell, the former Raiders player who Hof says was a regular at his Bunny Ranch in the state (prostitution is legal in parts of Nevada).
“The VIP area will be staffed with “over twenty cheerleader-garbed working girls called either the ‘Wide Receivers’ or ‘Hookerettes,’ I haven’t yet decided,” Hof said.”
No potential trouble here for a league that’s been tarnished by multiple recent incidents of violence against women. Nope, no trouble at all.
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