Sin City (description)

Sin City is a nickname for an urban area (a city or part of) that caters to various vices, perhaps the most well known example being Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. These vices may be legal (depending on area) or illegal activities which are tolerated.

Examples of vices include sex-related services (prostitution, strip clubs, sex shops, etc), gambling (casinos, betting shops, etc), or drug use (alcohol, marijuana, etc consumption), and even excessive gang activity. If the area is small, it is often called a red-light district, as in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

in Cities in the world

Cities or areas that have this reputation include:

*Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. (gambling, prostitution; quote: "What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.")
*Montreal, Quebec, Canada (Strip clubs, prositution, gambling, colleges, parties, boys town "the real Sin Cité")
*New Orleans, Louisiana
*Phenix City, Alabama (Gambling, Prostitution, Murder during the 1940's and 50's)

*Angeles City, Philippines (prostitution, pedophilia, alcohol, brothels, gambling, gang activity)citeweb
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work= The Manila Times
publisher= The Manila Times Publishing Corp.
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title= Far East sex tourists exposed
accessdate= 2007-12-14
work= BBC News
publisher= BBC
archivedate= 2004-02-26
quote= Nicknamed 'Sin City,' it is the centre of the Philippines sex industry and a magnet for travellers known as 'whorists', who want to have sex with young girls.
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date= 2007-09-26
title = Sin City
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quote = its infamous 'Sin City'
*Pattaya, Thailand (strip clubs, sex shops, prostitution, drinking, clubing)Fact|date=December 2007

*Soho, London, England, U.K. (prostitution) [ [,,1306267,00.html The brothel creeper | Magazine | The Observer ] ]
*Amsterdam, North Holland, the Netherlands (prostitution, brothels, strip clubs, sex shops, marijuana consumption)

*Kings Cross, Sydney, Australia (prostitution, drugs)

Former Sin Cities

*Berlin, 1920s and early 1930s (Prostitution, numerous cabarets, decadence in general)Fact|date=December 2007

*In 1955, Terre Haute, IN was labeled Sin City by the monthly magazine Stag. (reputation for being "wide open", with gambling and a well-developed "red light district")

*Shanghai, China, 1920's and 1930's. [ [ CBC-TV - Legendary Sin Cities - Shanghai ] ]


ee also

*Vice City
*Sodom and Gomorrah
*red-light district

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