A strip-club has been fined for flouting the laws on promotional activities that apply within Wrocław’s town centre.
The regulations of the ‘Cultural Park’ forbid the promotion of erotic services, whether it be via flyers or soliciting potential clients on the street. The rules were put in place to end the stream of ‘pink umbrella girls’ continually pestering men to go into their employer’s strip-club .
Some strip-clubs have nonetheless flouted the law, primarily due to the fact that unsuspecting customers are primed for scamming. Once such venue is Burlesque, who tried to escape punishment by arguing they were promoting “artistic dances with elements of nudity.“
Unsurprisingly, the court did not find this argument convincing. After weighing up all the evidence, including CCTV footage inside Burlesque as well as its promotional materials, judges handed the strip-club a 3,000zł fine last week.
The news comes barely a month after 2 Burlesque strippers were found guilty of stealing 2 gold chains from one of the club’s clients.
It is of course now common knowledge that many strip-clubs throughout Poland have been earning enormous sums via different scams. If this is news to you, please refer to this article from our archives as well as Notes From Poland’s recent piece on the subject.
Given the huge sums of cash the strip-clubs earn from such scams, the aforementioned 3,000zł fine hardly serves as a deterrent.