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Las Vegas Strip hotel to kick out nightclub because shows are too obscene

By Mason White 9:04 PM August 31, 2013
The Act nightclub 

By: Eva Fett
(Scroll down for video) A nightclub in Las Vegas Strip, which is an area known for prostitution, is facing eviction after a casino owner said that the shows are too obscene even for Sin City.

The Palazzo hotel and casino is trying to evict the nightclub, which opened just 10 months ago, for the shows it says are so obscene that they violate obscenity laws. The shows have actors, some nearly naked, throwing condoms into the crowd, while simulating sexual acts and bestiality on stage.

The club is seeking a restraining order to stop the closure, arguing that simulated sex acts do not constitute obscenity.

Casino officials “were very aware of our brand,” Sean Dunn, a director of The Act, said, adding that representatives of the hotel frequently attended shows and did not complain.

Las Vegas Sands owns the casino.

“I think there is a perception that anything goes in Vegas, no limits, no lines,” Lynn Comella , a professor of sexuality and women’s studies at the University of Nevada, said. “In reality, nothing could be further from the truth,” she said.

Although Las Vegas is also full of strip clubs, tourists will not find them along the Strip or at a hotel casino in the city.