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State of the Union 2012

12EXPO gray2— Spearmint Rhino’s John Gray —

John Gray took the adult nightclub industry by storm when he arrived in 1991, opening the first Spearmint Rhino Club in Upland, CA. Over the next dozen years he turned Spearmint Rhino into a full-fledged adult nightclub chain, introducing 24 new club openings over that period.
While opening 24 clubs in 12 years was certainly an accomplishment worthy of recognition, what truly separated Spearmint Rhino from other club chains was that half of those clubs were located overseas in England, Russia, and Australia, establishing John Gray and Spearmint Rhino as a true worldwide presence. Over the years, Spearmint Rhino clubs have taken home a number of ED’s Awards, including the Overall Gentlemen’s Club of the Year award for their Las Vegas location, which has a reputation as being one of the most popular adult nightclubs in the world.
John Gray has kept a low profile in the industry in recent years, but at EXPO 2012 he presented his unique views on where the industry has been over the past 20 years and where he sees it heading in the next 20.

"Reunion" EXPO brings thousands to Vegas

12EXPO 000120th Annual “Reunion” EXPO brings thousands to Las Vegas for industry’s only national convention -  
Produced by ED Publications, the EXPO celebrated its anniversary in style with a three-day Tradeshow & Convention, including the 15th Annual ED’s Awards Show

The Exotic Dancer Hall of Fame!

hall of fame2After producing the Annual Gentlemen’s Club Owners EXPO for five years—and enjoying great success—ED Publisher Don Waitt felt something was missing from the industry’s convention.  The EXPO had finally brought a level of respect to the multi-billion-dollar adult nightclub industry that it had rarely seen, as club owners, entertainers and...

Thank You

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Gia Nova awarded entertainer of the year 2012 and thanks her supporters

Gia Nova was awarded Entertainer of the Year 2012 at the 15th annual Adult Nightclub & Exotic Dancer Awards Show. The show was held on Tuesday, August 28, at The Orleans Hotel and Casino, during the 20th Annual Gentlemen’s Club Owners EXPO.  The four contestants of 2012; Suzie Malone, Gia Nova, Lisa Licious and Rubber Doll, all performed individually throughout the award show for the 1,000 plus club owners, agents, and entertainers in the theater during a sold out show.  Gia's show was inspired by theatrical rock acts such as Alice Cooper, KISS, and Rob Zombie with a dance fusion of groove-metal and booty shakin'.

And the 2012 winners are...

2012hostGia Nova crowned EXOTIC DANCER’s 2012 Overall Entertainer of the Year, while Tootsie’s Cabaret in Miami takes Overall Club of the Year honors

The 15th Annual Adult Nightclub & Exotic Dancer Awards Show (the ED’s Awards) was held on Tuesday, August 28, at the Orleans Showroom in Las Vegas, during the 20th Annual “Reunion” Gentlemen’s Club Owners EXPO

The 15th Annual Award Show

Pablo-StreetEight top adult nightclubs, four talented entertainers face off for the coveted “Overall Club of the Year” and "Overall Entertainer of the Year" Award at the ED’s 15th Annual Awards Show in Las Vegas

Show to feature top comedian host Pablo Francisco!

For 15 years, ED (Exotic Dancer) Publications has been honoring the multi-billion-dollar adult nightclub industry with its only national awards event: The Annual ED’s Adult Nightclub & Exotic Dancer Awards Show. This year’s Awards Show is slated for August 28, 2012, at the Orleans Showroom inside the Orleans Casino, and is one of the highlight events of the 20th Annual “Reunion” EXPO (August 26-29, Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas).

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