Regulated, licensed brothel prostitution is legal in 21 licensed brothels across 10 rural counties. In the counties where prostitution is legal, specific guidelines must be followed. Prostitution is illegal in Clark County (Las Vegas).
Defining Key Terms
In Nevada, streetwalking, escort services, and “happy ending” massage parlors are considered illegal prostitution. Prostitution is defined as the trading of a fee for sexual favors, such as intercourse, oral sex, or anal sex. The fee can include anything of value, such as cash, drugs, or jewelry.
Solicitation of prostitution, or attempted prostitution, is defined as offering or agreeing to commit prostitution. An individual may be charged with solicitation even if the sexual act never actually occurred.
Solicitation can occur in a variety of settings, including street corners, lounges, bars, strip clubs, night clubs, reflexology parlors, massage parlors, gentlemen’s clubs, and casinos. Solicitation can also occur online, over the phone, on websites, and through print ads.