Home, Home on the Raunch: How to Run a Brothel

Thumbnail image for chicken ranch publish.jpgThis is the front porch of the Chicken Ranch Brothel, a legal, state sanctioned bawdy house in the improbably named town of Pahrump, Nevada. Brothels have been legal in Nevada since 1861 and they're permitted in any county with a population of less than 400,000. That means you won't find one in Las Vegas.

The Chicken Ranch  has operated for 34 years in Nye County (pop. 40,000) and for 23 of those years Debbie Rivenbaugh has been manager. She knows the business better than anyone. So when prostitution laws were struck down in Canada last week we knew where to go and who to talk to.

Here's Debbie Rivenbaugh to tell you what you all you need to know to run a brothel as a successful and legal business.

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