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    THE ACTUAL definition of the term "SIN CITY "

     
    Las Vegas, Nevada is the most popular city known as Sin City

    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.


    Sin Cities in the world
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    Cities or areas that have this reputation include:

    Americas
    Asia
    Europe
    Oceania

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    Former Sin Cities

    Europe
    • Berlin, 1920s and early 1930s (Prostitution, numerous cabarets, decadence in general)[citation needed]
    Americas
    • 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")
    • In the 1980-1990's Michigan City, IN was considered Sin City, with the proliferation of massage parlors
    Asia

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    References

    1. ^ "EVAT hits sin city, freelance sex appears to be on the rise". The Manila Times. The Manila Times Publishing Corp.. 2003-11-04. Archived from the original on 2005-11-07.http://web.archive.org/web/20051124083102/http://www.manilatimes.net/national/2005/nov/07/yehey/prov/20051107pro1.html. Retrieved on 2007-12-14.
    2. ^ "Far East sex tourists exposed". BBC News. BBC. 2003-11-04. Archived from the original on 2004-02-26.http://web.archive.org/web/20040226212040/http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/northern_ireland/3238033.stm. Retrieved on 2007-12-14. "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."
    3. ^ Perera, Cheryl (2007-09-26). "Sin City" ([dead link]Scholar search). Gazette Magazine (Montreal, Canada: The Gazette) 62 (2). http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/gazette/vol69no2/sin_e.htm. Retrieved on 2007-11-02. "its infamous 'Sin City'".
    4. ^ The brothel creeper | Magazine | The Observer
    5. ^ CBC-TV - Legendary Sin Cities - Shanghai

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