Should strip clubs be more strictly regulated than gambling establishments?

Posted June 07, 2010, at 1:43 p.m.

The owner of Bangor’s Diva’s Gentleman’s Club wants the city council to change a rule that bans serving alcohol in establishments that feature topless women as entertainment.

Is the current rule fair? Does the presence of alcohol present more problems than, for example, a topless coffee shop? State law prohibits casino gambling and regulates other gambling businesses, yet there is no state law prohibiting strip clubs. Is this fair? Do both pose equally vexing problems for society? Is one worse than the other? Why? printed on July 22, 2017