(Princess Sea Industries, one of the parties involved in the case, was Plankinton's company that owned the Chicken Ranch.) In July 2007, the law was overturned by a U. District judge as "overly broad", and advertising in Las Vegas started soon after.While brothels and prostitutes are subject to federal income tax and also pay local fees, Nevada has no state income tax, and brothels are exempt from the state entertainment tax and do not pay any other state taxes.In 1937, a law was enacted to require weekly health checks of all prostitutes. Roosevelt issued an order to suppress prostitution near military bases—affecting the red-light districts of Reno and Las Vegas.When this order was lifted in 1948, Reno officials tried to shut down a brothel as a public nuisance; this action was upheld by the Nevada Supreme Court in 1949.
Nevada law requires that registered brothel prostitutes be tested weekly (by a cervical specimen) for gonorrhea and Chlamydia trachomatis, and monthly for HIV and syphilis; furthermore, condoms are mandatory for all oral sex and sexual intercourse.
Examples of this include "The Line" in Winnemucca, and Mustang Ranch in Storey County.
All but the smallest brothels operate as follows: as the customer is buzzed in and sits down in the parlor, the available women appear in a line-up and introduce themselves.
Prostitution is illegal in the following counties: Clark (which contains Las Vegas), Washoe (which contains Reno), Douglas, and Lincoln.
Prostitution is also illegal in Nevada's capital, Carson City, an independent city.