April 2, 2017 – Surprising no one, hours after the NFL announced the move of Oakland’s storied Raiders franchise, a Nevada entrepreneur disclosed plans to open a Raiders themed brothel. To the mutual delight of sports books and local vice units, the legal prostitution house’s opening is scheduled to coincide with that of the planned Raider’s stadium outside Las Vegas. Infamous bordello owner, Dennis Hof, who’s exploits were depicted in the HBO series, “Cathouse”, promises this new venture will be “the first brothel entirely dedicated to athletes and their die-hard fans.”
Hof was an early and vocal advocate of the team move stating in November of last year that he’d like the “‘Pirate’s Booty Sports Brothel” to be viewed as “incentive” for completing the deal to relocate the team to Las Vegas and he had offered players and team staff discounted rates. Of the newest planned brothel, Hof declared:
Prostitution is illegal in Las Vegas proper but is permitted in the surrounding counties and while the NFL’s aversion to gambling was long thought to represent too great an obstacle to allow a team to move to Sin City, a $1.9B stadium now under construction will host the new team as early as the 2019 NFL season.In an interview with the Huffington Post, one San Diego based trademark attorney, no doubt still bitter over the flight of his own city’s NFL franchise up the 405 Freeway to Los Angeles, cautioned that Hof’s new endeavor avoid trading too heavily on an association with the NFL team:
“The Raiders are a “famous brand”. They likely have dilution and tarnishment rights, which means they could argue that having a brothel associated with the brand might tarnish its image.”
For his part Hof doesn’t appear worried about any legal entanglements.
“We’re damn sure going to have some fun with it. I can’t wait for the cease-and-desist letter.”
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