Plan to arrive in Las Vegas Monday through Friday, as you won’t be able to do the necessary paperwork on the weekend. Also start early in the morning, even though it is Las Vegas, these government offices are only open during normal business hours.
When you come to Las Vegas, be sure to bring the following: 2 forms of identification (driver’s license, state issued ID, social security card, military ID, DD214, U.S. passport, naturalization certificate, baptismal certificate, and identity card). foreigner identification). ) If you are under 25, a state issued birth certificate is also required. This is non-negotiable, you will not get a sheriff’s card without it. If you were not born in the United States, you must bring one of the following: Certificate of Naturalization; US Passport, US Birth Certificate; or foreigner identification card.
Search for clubs online and make a list of places you’d like to work. If you are over 21, you can work at any club in Las Vegas. If you are between the ages of 18 and 20, don’t despair! You can still work, but you are limited to full nude clubs that don’t serve alcohol.
When you arrive in Las Vegas, you will need to go to any club and get a signed recommendation form. You will need this referral form to obtain what is called the Las Vegas Sheriff’s Card. Basically, it is just a state issued identification card for people who work in the casino and entertainment industry. The club where you get the referral does not have to be the place where you plan to work; you just need the paperwork. Just walk in and tell them you are a dancer looking for a job and you want a recommendation note for a sheriff’s card. They hear this frequently, and some places will even have a packet ready to give you all the information. Don’t be discouraged if the first club doesn’t give you the paperwork. Strippers are a dime a dozen in Las Vegas, and many times the person you ask for the paperwork from is too lazy to get up and look for it. Move on to the next club. Allow an hour or two if you are unfamiliar with the city of Las Vegas and where the clubs are located, to drive around and get this recommendation form.
Note that it doesn’t matter which club you get the referral sheet from. You don’t have to work there! Once you have your Sheriff card, you can audition at any club you want. For many years, Cheetah’s was known to be the easiest club to get the referral ballot. The girl at the door had a lot of them and they handed out hundreds a day. Over time it became well known that Cheetah’s would hand out the cheat sheets … so everyone went there first and then never went back to work there! As a result, they stopped delivering the references at the door and now you have to speak to a manager.
Bring your two forms of ID, birth / naturalization certificate if necessary, signed referral form, and $ 45 to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Fingerprint Office. It is located in the western suburbs of Mandalay Bay, off Russell Road, between 8 am and 4 pm, Monday through Friday. The address is: 5880 Cameron St Las Vegas, NV (702) 828-3271
Bring a book or magazine and be prepared to wait at least an hour and a half for the fingerprinting and background check. If you have outstanding warrants or an extensive criminal history, your sheriff’s card will most likely be denied. If approved, you won’t have to go through this process again for five years.
Now that you have your work card, you will need a business license. You can obtain your Nevada state business license from the Department of Taxation.
The two locations are:
Grant Sawyer Office Building 555 E. Washington Ave Suite 1300 Las Vegas, Nevada
2550 Paseo Verde Suite 180 Henderson, Nevada 89074
You can go to any location. The cost of a business license is $ 200 and is valid for one year. You will be granted a temporary license that you can use immediately and a permanent copy will be mailed to you.
Bring your work card and temporary business license to the club where you want to work. Most strip clubs in Las Vegas are open around the clock. The main night shifts start at 9pm, so go to the club at that time to be hired. Since there are so many girls showing up every day to be hired, many of the clubs don’t force you to change out of your street clothes for the audition. Rather, they evaluate you based on your appearance in your street clothes, so look sexy! Most clubs have their own dress code rules, and they will tell you what those rules are. Some are gala clubs, others you can wear whatever costume you want.
The club will make a copy of your business license and will want to see your sheriff’s card. You will need to show your sheriff’s card each time you report to work. Some clubs will add a barcode decal on the back of the card, other clubs use fingerprint recognition software to identify you when you walk into the club. You should also keep a copy of your business license in your purse, just in case. Make sure to renew your business license every year. You will receive documentation in the mail to remind you to do so.
Stripping in Las Vegas is a completely different experience than stripping in other metropolitan cities. The supply and demand for this industry is unique in Las Vegas. The fact that the clubs are bigger and have more staff means that there are more bad dancers. It’s just the Pareto principle (80/20 rule) exemplified through larger numbers. It is more difficult to see the effects of this in a club with 20 dancers, but in a club with 250, it is more obvious. THIS is why there are guys who fire dancers or turn their backs on the tip-rail. It’s because in a club with 200 dancers, you have 160 of them who have no idea what to do correctly to make customers want to buy. As a result, you have guys who have been bullied by seven or eight “Wanna dance” girls before you show up. As a result, they tend to be more demanding and sometimes more distant in finding the right girl to spend their money with.
Unlike your local club, you will not be able to choose the music for your stage. In fact, many entertainers choose to pay more to NOT have to go on stage. There are different philosophies as to why this could be beneficial. In some clubs there are so many girls that there are not many customers looking at the stage. For every song you are on stage, you could sell a lapdance. In other clubs, the tip on stage is very good; so it’s worth being in the rotation. Use your best judgment.
Many of the clubs post a convention schedule in the locker room. You can access this schedule online. Some of the biggest conventions of the year are Consumer Electronic Show and The Adult Video Network in January, World of Concrete and MagicOnline in February, March Madness and ConExpo every 3 years in March, NAB in April, ICS in May, Gentlemen’s Club Expo in August and SEMA in November.
Also, cross-reference hotel room rates for higher-priced casinos like Bellagio, Wynn, and Venetian. Every time there is an abnormal increase in room rates it reflects an increased demand for hotel rooms.