Nevada's brothels are facing extinction thanks to the poor economy, rising fuel costs that affect truckers who solicit brothels, and the growing popularity of using the internet to arrange liaisons with prostitutes.
According to George Flint, director of the Nevada Brothel Association, there are 18 legal brothels in the state, but most of them "are not doing very well," he told the Daily News.
Flint said brothels usually attracted 400,000 clients a year before the recession, but those figures have dropped, and many women have started going to work for themselves, illegally.
"Look in the phone book, there are what, 100 pages for nude dancers who'll come to your hotel room? The big hotels have their own girls. The strip clubs have upstairs rooms. You have a variety of different levels of prostitution in Vegas," he said.