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January 23, 2018

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Tao Group and Rape Crisis Center enter partnership in Las Vegas



The 2012 World’s Largest Bachelorette Party at Tao and Lavo.

At first glance, it looks like an unusual partnership, but then in light of revelations of pimps hustling hookers and luring party girls into the world’s oldest profession, it makes perfect sense.

Our Tao Group, which has the restaurant and nightclubs Tao in The Venetian and Lavo in the Palazzo, as well as Marquee in The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, has teamed up with The Rape Crisis Center here in Clark County, with the charitable arm, Tao Cares, funding the new initiative.

The official announcement of the team’s new website will be made Thursday morning at Tao Beach. “It offers tips on how to have fun and still be safe. The site is intended to remind partygoers to use common sense and follow simple tips to ensure a good time without compromising safety,” a news release said.

Daniele Dreitzer, RCC executive director, said the site is targeted to young men and women. “Everyone wants to have fun and let loose, especially at the pool. We want everyone, locals and visitors alike, to keep some basic safety messages in mind so they look back on those party days with only good memories.”

She added: “Trusting the wrong person or not knowing when to stop during one night of partying can affect you for the rest of your life.”

The warnings include: Never leave drinks unattended. Know your tolerance level with alcohol. If you start to feel sick or overly intoxicated when you have had little or no alcohol, get to a safe place immediately. Call somebody for help. Your drink may have been tampered with. If you see something, say something. Be a responsible bystander. If you see somebody vulnerable and it appears something bad will happen, notify security.

It is sad that wretched people’s behavior even prompts this kind of warning and oversight, but Vegas DeLuxe commends Tao Group and The Rape Crisis Center for being the first to be pro-active about this deteriorating situation and encourages other nightlife hospitality operators to join the program.

We need a clean and safe party environment for our residents and visitors all year round. We don’t need street thugs and pimps posing as promoters to ruin everybody else’s good time.

Robin Leach has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past decade giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.

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