Nevada's Brothels Hurt by Online Competition, State's Weak Economy

Local joblessness and Internet freelancers hurt Nevada’s brothels
Timers count down patrons’ sessions at a brothel in Winnemucca Photograph by David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

In a dim parlor furnished with red velvet couches and a stripper pole, Brooke Taylor is having a sale on herself. “I offer a lot more specials and discounts and incentives for people to come in to see me,” says Taylor, 32, a brunette prostitute in a short, green dress at the Moonlite BunnyRanch outside Carson City, Nev. “People are looking for deals.”

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