Larry Flynt’s Hustler Club Las Vegas Offers Free Lap Dances to Guests Hit by MGM Resorts Cyberattack
In a move that epitomizes Sin City’s penchant for turning adversity into opportunity, Larry Flynt’s Hustler Club Las Vegas (pictured) has extended a unique offer to tourists affected by the recent MGM Resorts cyberattack.
The club is offering free lap dances, among other perks, to ensure that the guests’ Las Vegas experience remains memorable, despite the inconveniences caused by the cyberattack.
MGM Resorts International, which operates a dozen casinos on the Las Vegas Strip, saw company-wide issues following a cyberattack on the operator’s systems late Sunday, September 10.
Las Vegas visitors who can prove they had a booking with MGM from September 10 to now and are over age 21 can call up Larry Flynt’s famous strip club and book a range of services on the house. That includes airport pickup and luggage storage. Plus a less common Las Vegas offer, a free lap dance from one of the club’s dancers.
“Our hearts go out to both the employees as well as the tourists who have been affected by this devastating event,” said Brittany Rose, the GM of Larry Flynt’s Hustler Club, as reported by TMZ.
“As members of the hospitality industry, we decided to do our part to help improve the guest experience during their visit to Las Vegas, which will, in turn, alleviate the stress of the employees who are so diligently handling the situation.”
Huge Disruptions for MGM
The cyberattack on MGM Resorts began at the start of the week, leading to a series of disruptions across its Las Vegas Strip casino resorts and further afield.
That included famous destination resorts such as MGM Grand, Cosmopolitan, Aria, Park MGM, Mandalay Bay, New York-New York, Excalibur, and Luxor.
Guests faced challenges accessing their rooms, and some couldn’t check in at all. Those already booked in at MGM venues found malfunctioning or just straight up offline slot machines, and problems with payments to and from the operator.
One of the main beneficiaries of all the chaos at MGM Resorts’ venues was probably rival Las Vegas Strip operator Caesars Entertainment. However, many guests might not have known at the time that Caesars itself was the victim of a similar cyberattack just weeks before MGM.
They would have been unaware because unlike MGM, the operator reportedly decided to pay up an estimated $30 million in ransom to get its systems back online without disruption.
Another beneficiary of the cyber disruption was the Sin City gentlemen’s club, Strip Club Concierge.
The venue reported a surge in foot traffic, reservations, and ride service usage in the aftermath of the attack. The club’s strippers reportedly earned up to $2,000 more per night during this period, according to club management who spoke to TMZ.
This isn’t the first time Larry Flynt’s Hustler Club Las Vegas has capitalized on disruption in Sin City to get press coverage and customers. In 2022, the strip club put out a similar offer to this week’s promotion to Las Vegas visitors affected by weather disruption at the city’s Harry Reid International Airport.