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auburnlightsstudios
08-04-2015, 10:07 AM
If you're thinking about working here, don't.


Where do I start?
First of all, they set you up to believe that they are this huge, successful business and their girls make a ton of money. I worked here and if I had known what goes on here I would not have wasted my time and spent half my savings on going here. Ladies, they are a successful business because THEY TAKE MOST OF YOUR MONEY. The first red flag was when they told me "if you make $800 or more Sunday-Thursday your room and board are free" (instead of paying $29/night to stay there). "If you make $1000 or more on a friday-saturday your room and board are free." Wouldn't it be easy to make that much money? No. Think again.


The house is dead. It is so slow most days/nights. I made $850 on a Friday night with 2 customers (a total of 17 minutes) in the 14 hours straight that I was required to work. The house takes 50% of what you make, including your tips. Plus if the customer gets there by cab or driver, you are required to tip the driver 20% of the total amount the customer pays. So if you have a client that gets there by driver or cab, you are only making 30% of what you charged. In the 5 days that I was there that means I actually made $425 (I didn't have any clients that got there by driver). Not bad for 17 minutes of work. Ok well now you have to count the room and board they will take out of what you made. So I was there a total of 5 days. So that means they will take out $145, if they decide to forgive the nights I was held to (a total of 2 weeks). So if I'm lucky, I would have made a total of $280 for the 5 days I was there. Plus you are required to pay $198 for the doctor to make sure you are clean, and $78 to get your working sheriff's card before you can work. Don't forget you are required to buy all of your own supplies to make your room look good and anything else you might need for this work. I maybe spent more than I should have, being under the impression that I was gonna make thousands of dollars like they say you're going to. With all of those numbers added up, not including everything I bought to get there, I made a total of $4.00! I would have made more scrubbing toilets! No wonder why the girls are in the hole. I drove 10 hours to get there, and 10 hours back. This was not worth my time at all.


Let me explain something. It doesn't matter what you look like here. I am a model at home so I thought I would do fairly well here. I got chosen by clients a lot, but the clients are not willing to pay much. Most come here to pay $100 for full service. That means you would only get $50 to have sex with them. I'm sry but I feel I deserve way more than that, and so does everyone else, no matter what you look like.


If you are a smoker, this is the environment for you. They did not tell me people smoked in the house. I didn't even have a clue before I got there. If you can't handle heavy smoke in the air like me, don't come here. I was physically sick and told them I needed to leave early. They tried to talk me down and act like my problems didn't matter. I told them I needed to leave because I can't breathe without my lungs hurting and didn't listen to them. I packed my stuff and left. I don't even know if they will pay me the full amount I was owed.


Madam Adrianne is very nice, and most of the cashiers are too. Treva needs an attitude fix.
When I sat down with Madam Adrianne and told her my concerns, she explained to me that you need to have a clientele to make money here. Well great. I don't have a clientele, so I wish I would have known that before I drove 10 hours to get there and spent half my savings on supplies. She said that the girls who make the most money are the ones who stay for months at a time, and/or post to the message board on their website and are actively talking to the clients in the chat room and on twitter. I was always doing that. So I asked some of the girls if they had been busy and made money here. Guess what the answer was? No. A lot of the girls that live there are in the hole for what they charge room and board. They do not make enough money to cover it. So for a total of 7 nights, that's $203 and they can't cover that?? Nope. You would make more working at a strip club or doing small photoshoots as a beginner and getting paid $50/day. You don't make that there. So I left.


On my way back I realized that I had left a few things there. I asked Treva if she could ship them out to me and told her she could take the cost out of my check (as if they didn't take enough). Her response was that they don't do postal service and they won't take it out of my check for paper work reasons. I kept bugging her about it and she said that they could bring my things to the post office, but I would be charged (from my credit card) an extra $10 to give to the driver. Fine. Just give me my stuff back. It was a total of $22 to send a couple things out to me.


It is false advertising to get you here. Don't waste your time.

zeke
08-05-2015, 12:00 PM
I remember watching their tv show on hbo was it ?

The girls were cool but the bald dude dennis that was the owner seemed like a real jerk.

SnuffleUffleGrass
08-05-2015, 12:21 PM
I remember watching their tv show on hbo was it ?

The girls were cool but the bald dude dennis that was the owner seemed like a real jerk.

It seems like Dennis goes out of his way to be disliked. I don't understand it. He's living in the shadow of the guy who ran the Mustang Ranch, who was actually straight up Mafia-affiliated.

YES a bunch of that show & the publicity is staged. I've met a couple of the girls who were on the show & they are really nice people.

Prettyglitter
08-05-2015, 12:37 PM
Wow. This isn't the first time that I've heard bad things about working there. Robbery.

MiraMichele
08-05-2015, 12:51 PM
WHY are you required to tip the driver?! That's insane, my gosh. That isn't the girls responsibility. Are you allowed to tell the customers this so maybe they can cover it for you? If they are decent customers with any dignity they would probably feel bad about them making the girls pay 20 percent for THEIR cab. Or are these the kind of cab drivers that hustle in Vegas or Reno to get customers to the brothel? I can understand them getting a percentage then but the house should cover that or at least charge you a lot less like maybe 5 percent, 10 at the most to split the 20 percent.

auburnlightsstudios
08-05-2015, 05:13 PM
I remember watching their tv show on hbo was it ?

The girls were cool but the bald dude dennis that was the owner seemed like a real jerk.

He is. All he cares about is himself. He doesn't even try to make conversation with the girls. He just wants your money

auburnlightsstudios
08-05-2015, 05:15 PM
It seems like Dennis goes out of his way to be disliked. I don't understand it. He's living in the shadow of the guy who ran the Mustang Ranch, who was actually straight up Mafia-affiliated.

YES a bunch of that show & the publicity is staged. I've met a couple of the girls who were on the show & they are really nice people.

Yes most of the girls are really nice people. Too bad they constitantly get screwed over by Dennis Hof

auburnlightsstudios
08-05-2015, 05:15 PM
It seems like Dennis goes out of his way to be disliked. I don't understand it. He's living in the shadow of the guy who ran the Mustang Ranch, who was actually straight up Mafia-affiliated.

YES a bunch of that show & the publicity is staged. I've met a couple of the girls who were on the show & they are really nice people.

Yes most of the girls are really nice people. Too bad they constitantly get screwed over by Dennis Hof

auburnlightsstudios
08-05-2015, 05:18 PM
WHY are you required to tip the driver?! That's insane, my gosh. That isn't the girls responsibility. Are you allowed to tell the customers this so maybe they can cover it for you? If they are decent customers with any dignity they would probably feel bad about them making the girls pay 20 percent for THEIR cab. Or are these the kind of cab drivers that hustle in Vegas or Reno to get customers to the brothel? I can understand them getting a percentage then but the house should cover that or at least charge you a lot less like maybe 5 percent, 10 at the most to split the 20 percent.

We were not allowed to tell the customers shit. It's in our contract. Dennis sent in undercover testers and would pay for the whole thing himself without us knowing so he could find out inside information of what's going on. But of course he's not worried. He gets most of the money back anyways

auburnlightsstudios
08-05-2015, 05:18 PM
WHY are you required to tip the driver?! That's insane, my gosh. That isn't the girls responsibility. Are you allowed to tell the customers this so maybe they can cover it for you? If they are decent customers with any dignity they would probably feel bad about them making the girls pay 20 percent for THEIR cab. Or are these the kind of cab drivers that hustle in Vegas or Reno to get customers to the brothel? I can understand them getting a percentage then but the house should cover that or at least charge you a lot less like maybe 5 percent, 10 at the most to split the 20 percent.

We were not allowed to tell the customers shit. It's in our contract. Dennis sent in undercover testers and would pay for the whole thing himself without us knowing so he could find out inside information of what's going on. But of course he's not worried. He gets most of the money back anyways

SnuffleUffleGrass
08-05-2015, 05:46 PM
Some of the cabbies who work for the ranches are nasty rotten guys. I met a couple nice ones but I had one curse me out over really nothing....In general Vegas is a rough place for anyone just squeaking by $$$ wise, which is why you have crazy evil cabbies.

BTW honestly some of the top earners of LPIN are just good at breaking rules without getting caught (once they are comfortable somewhere) & making the right friendships with the right managers. The backstabbing at some ranches is epic so having street smarts will protect you if you choose to work at ranches...

& Re- managers sending spies to test girls, yes, my first agency boss told me that has been a long-standing habit of ranch owners, to see what girls are saying & doing. It's not right or ethical but it is what it is.

sophianz
08-05-2015, 08:46 PM
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LAQUEEFA
08-05-2015, 10:22 PM
Great thread OP, I would have thought the girls made a lot of money, based on that show. Good for u outing them.

Nikki_Fox
08-06-2015, 08:45 AM
One lady I know who worked there for an extended did very well BUT she endured some pimpish shit -- another went out there to a different ranch and we were making more here than she was there - she was not top tier though so that could have been the reason

SnuffleUffleGrass
08-06-2015, 12:33 PM
From what I know the high rollers are so rare that no reasonable girl can count on one to "make" her trip. The top girls seduce rich guys online & get them to come spend money at the ranch. This works for the kind of customer who cannot get busted in the city of LV & is also very specific about what he wants.

Like I said, backstabbing is so bad there that you are best off grooming your regulars before they come to see you at the ranch. A LOT of the girls who work LPIN a lot are either pimped out & get sent to the ranch so the pimp knows what she's doing and where she is, OR the girls are super-part time.

Honeysoyummy
08-24-2015, 08:47 PM
LOL!! I'm SOOOO glad I was not the only one thinking that place was not a good place to make money!!! I was at the love ranch about three years ago. YES it sounded AMAZING from everything I read online. And I'm from the Midwest so I caught a flight. The fees before even getting to the house is ridiculous. had to get air fare, hoe card, first nurse visit. and then yes the room board fee AND the fee for their meals that they provide for you. DISGUSTING. Kitchen was dirty. food in Tupperware and was just old fatty foods. I made a salad and the toppings were in their sandwich prep table. All the toppings have been sitting out so they were old. Even the lettuce was old as well.

The whole time you are there literally sitting on your ass twiddling your thumbs, you REALLY could be somewhere else doing less and making way more!! it did not make sense at all! it was thirty min from paruhmp in the desert nothing around. Of course business is slow, nobody is really going to want to make that drive. and when a client does walk in, all the girls are at him cause so slow, everyone is hungry to make a dollar. and yes they only want to do your average 100-200 date vs you telling him 2500! it's because you have to pay HALF to the house! Ridiculous!! and outside of the ranch sure 200 would be average but in the ranch, it's dirt cheap not worth it at all. That's the reason why all the girls start at VERY high rate because the pay out to house. Smh. your pretty much there and working to just pay it all back to house and the fees. waste of time. you don't profit anything. it is a two week minimum stay, good thing I faked a great excuse and got out of there after the third day. I was not going to loose and waste anymore money than already did to start which was I believe already 700+ from hoe card to getting settled in.
Oh yeah, the "ranch" is gated. Really feels like you can not do anything and can't leave. The only time you can leave to go to pahrump is when ALL the girls needed to go out there to pick up any items/nails done.

justlurk
09-14-2015, 06:52 PM
In 2010, I was accepted to the Bunnt Ranch and I got really excited. I texted my boyfriend "Let's be friends..." Anyway, I regretted texting him that and our relationship was never the same. I chickened out going to the Ranch and remained with my boyfriend. It's still a dream of mine to try out the Ranch but I don't know if I ever will after reading all this. It seems like certain girls on HBO Cathouse make bank, right? I doubt I'd be one of them though. If I'm ever SINGLE again I'd like to try the Ranch. I've never stripped or tried escorting ( I met up with a few non intercourse men on Craigslist), I'm a cam girl/business owner and did a few porn scenes.

Honey and Auburn may I ask you dumb questions about the Ranch? Thanks for the post, OP.

ScarlettFireAK
09-21-2015, 07:31 PM
Great, really informative post. Thank you so much for giving us some very insightful information regarding The Bunny Ranch. It has always been my top choice in my head...I didn't realize how slow it really is.

ZeroSugarMonster
10-01-2015, 06:28 AM
Thanks for the post. I applied there about four years ago, when I was completely fresh to the industry. The way they marketed themselves is the reason I didn't go. Boasting about its purported success as a business was what initially deterred me because I thought it distasteful and didn't want to work in an environment like that. Now, I see that my initial intuition perceived the place to be like what you describe. I guess when a person/business feels compelled to brag about themselves, it's almost as though they are trying a bit too hard to win you over because they need to and/or they have something to hide. So I went to work for another brothel that I thought was better. I worked at Sheri's for about a year and a half instead. Being new to the industry, I thought I was doing just fine, from a financial perspective but now, having since left and seen greener pastures, I see that working at Sheris (and prob many of the ranches nowadays) isn't much different: up to 2/3rds of your earnings are garnished plus you're responsible for room and board, undercover testers, backstabbing and pimped out girls, unhealthy food that makes everyone fat, and most of your time is spent twiddling your thumbs in between serving unsavory customers that expect a lot for giving little in return. Contrary to most sex workers in America, I like the institutional setting that the brothel provides. I like the structure and the communal setting. I think these aspects is part of what made the brothel work fun. However, I think it wrong that the brothel owners willfully misclassify their workers as independent contractors in order to avoid tax liability and use "the state law" as their culprit. I quit when I got tired of feeling like I was wasting my youth, twiddling my thumbs, waiting around for the next trick to come strolling in. I was also bullied, at least initially, by a group of girls who seemed to target the newbies and with whom the management sided, if not encouraged in their bullying and that left a bad impression on me with regards to the way things are done in these houses.

RyanXO
08-17-2017, 08:58 AM
Bumping. So let me get this straight: let's say even if you somehow managed to make 100k, the house would take HALF of that? Then you have to pay for your own supplies, medical care, rent, food, airfare, and then on top of that pay high taxes because you are an independent contractor?

No thanks! Too bad, I have seriously considered working there but on that income being able to only pocket 30K (I'm estimating I don't feel like doing all the exact math) of the 100k is ridiculous.

LongDongSilverBBC
08-17-2017, 09:52 AM
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ZeroSugarMonster
08-17-2017, 04:11 PM
Being new to NYC, the cuts out of the VIP rooms are a little ridiculous, with the girls getting a third PLUS paying $200 to work. Having danced in LA, the cut was about 50/50. I worked at a brothel too before I ever danced in the strip clubs and I thought the cuts were ridiculous. However, I now see it's really not that unusual. Corporations will always rip off the little workers. Some ladies maybe do well enough to justify the unfair cut, and I feel that I certainly have, better than anything else I'd be doing other than maybe working elsewhere. But of course, there are better options with splits more fair in other regions of the country, and outside of the brothel system in Nevada. You just gotta pick your poison.

blondhottie
08-17-2017, 05:55 PM
I think it's better just to be an independent escort so you can keep all your money and set your own hours. It would suck handing over 50% or more of your hard-earned money to someone else. Not to mention having to work crazy long shifts! Thanks for the info.

WendiStarr
08-28-2017, 05:41 AM
Yes, the cut sucks but at the same time I like the idea of being able to legally escort without worrying about being arrested, having security on hand, and having a place to work from. Indy escorting is cool because you don't have to split with anyone and can set your own hours, but it's not always easy to screen out bad clients. While doing indy escorting I encountered a couple clients who passed screening with flying colors but were physically violent, rude, selfish, and major boundary crossers. I guess it all depends on the person. I would try out a brothel if I weren't so far away and didn't have a young kid at home.

NudeAutoMall
01-04-2020, 02:47 PM
I can't leave this on a bad note. Fawned Memories. I worked here for many years as the Photographer. Those who know me, will remember me as jb. The Ranch is closed now, n unlikely to reopen due to DH's death. I have heard a little of the bad, but more good. Of course I'm just on the fringe, n most of the girls have always spoiled me rotten. Today, long after his death, many of the girls I know still love DH, n a few still curse his name. That said, success is what u make of it, the house will normally not make u the money. Yes I've seen exceptions to that rule. I've seen the naive girls come off the street and make bank, but most do not. The most success from what I have seen comes from the girls who already have a strong internet following, a following that knows months in advance that she is coming to the Brothels, and the plural is intentional, you should do a tour of the Brothels or at least not just one. Different Madams or House Mangers make a big difference. Madam Laraine of Sheri's Ranch and Madam Sonja of both Love Ranch South n the Alien Cathouse, were exceptional Madams where a lot fewer girls ever left owing the house, if any, and they knew how to help make the girls money. They were the best, n I have to believe there r others as good out there. I can believe everything everyone of u ladies have said, I have seen enough of that bad side; but I have seen some beautiful stories born here too, the girls who had the good experience and paid for their College Degree, or paid off their home. And too I have known some of the girls who made serious bank, the 20K in one night as their cut. It is all about you. Don't just jump in, plan, plan, and plan again.