The road to Super Bowl XLIII is paved with Tampa's 43 strip clubs, and their owners are expecting a bonanza, the AP reports. Some are going the extra mile to attract free-spending Super Bowl tourists, spiffing up their interiors, hiring extra dancers, and keeping doors open around the clock. Although lap dancing is banned, police seldom intervene to stop it.
"Tampa has a reputation for having the most strip clubs and the most girls who are a lot of fun," says Claudia, a 25-year-old dancer from Las Vegas who expects to make as much as $2,000 a day working Super Bowl week in Tampa. "It's so crazy, everybody is in a such a party mood. It's a whole new level of everything."