Numlock News: January 18, 2019

By Walt Hickey Have a great weekend! We’re off Monday for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, see you Tuesday! Viva Las Vegas Las Vegas has had a historical culture of clubs, casinos and high-end establishments giving a kickback to cab drivers who haul customers there. The process began in the 1950s and became widely used by the 1980s, and in 2011 a federal judge dismissed a case alleging that the kickbacks from strip clubs to taxi drivers constituted racketeering. The point of the payoff is when some traveler says, “take me to a casino,” taxi guys will go to the places that help them out. High-end places would pay $80 per head, and with the growth of rideshare a new generation of drivers is wising up to the idea that large strip clubs will throw

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