The Las Vegas Strip Club called Saphire Las Vegas wants to have gambling.
The strip club is seeking a gaming license from the state, according to a report from the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Saphire is looking to instale about a dozen bar-stop video poker machines.
Regulators are currently mulling over the request for a license. A city ordinance restricts gaming machines in strip clubs, but a pair of clubs in Las Vegas already have exemptions. Saphire is seeking the same privledge.
According to the report, Saphire had a hearing last week to discuss the license. A decision on the license could come this fall.
“Commissioners can make an exception and grant the license if they deem it would not affect ‘health, safety and welfare,’ according to the ordinance,” the report said.
Saphire argues that it has suffered a business loss since the pandemic, telling regulators that it is seeing about 125,000 fewer customers each year.
It reportedly saw half-a-million visitors before COVID-19.