Lowering the boom on pimps in Vegas

Assembly Bill 67, with the support of many nonprofit organizations and churches in Las Vegas, seeks to generally toughen the laws in Nevada on sex trafficking.

One key provision is to increase the jail time. Those who would engage in sex trafficking — "pimps" for lack of a better word — would face 20 years minimum under the new law, instead of four years maximum under the existing law.

You can read more details on the law here. In first reading this, the thing that jumped out at me is that the law seems to focus on the, if I may say, the "low end" of sex trafficking in Las Vegas.

But when it comes to this trade, there’s a whole other world, especially in Las Vegas.

I am no expert in this. I’ll leave it to guys like John L. Smith to flesh it out (pardon the pun). I only ask whether this bill will raise the veil on what goes on with some high rollers in Las Vegas? Is law enforcement prepared for that kind of investigation? What exactly does a casino "host" do, BTW?

I give the folks behind Assembly bill 67 big credit. They are wrong about nothing in attacking this social ill. But there’s more to this topic than high school girls led into a life of prostitution by a boyfriend/pimp.

And that spells trouble for Assembly bill 67.

PS — When/if a casino employee procures a prostitute for a gambling client (not that that ever happens, of course), does this law open the the entire executive chain (including the board) to a minimum 20-year jail sentence for sex trafficking? I don’t see how it couldn’t.
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