Nevada brothels that cater to long-haul truckers are offering gas cards and other promotions after seeing business decline as much as 25% from a year ago, industry officials said.
Geoffrey Arnold, president of the Nevada Brothel Owner's Association, said truckers account for up to 75% of business at the state's rural brothels along Interstate 80 and U.S. Highway 95. "We're being affected by the economy like everybody else," Arnold said. "Times are tougher ... and truckers have less money to spend."
Brothels closer to Reno and Las Vegas rely more on tourists and conventioneers and say business is up this year.