Racy dancing of ‘hunks’ prompts liquor ban

A US casino has had its liquor licence suspended after authorities deemed the racy moves of dancers in touring show “Hunks” to be illegal.

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The travelling dance act, billed as “the ultimate girls night out”, appeared at the the Coeur d’Alene Casino in Idaho last December. However their performance did not go down well with the state’s liquor board. Inspectors deemed the performers’ moves as “excessive” and in breach of Idaho law, which states that performers cannot simulate “any sexual acts which are prohibited by law.”

Bob Bostwick, the casino’s public relations and communications director, released a statement on Saturday explaining that the ‘Hunks The Show’ had breached its contract with the casino, which had stipulated their show must remain within the boundaries of Idaho law.

“Dancers with the show ‘Hunks’ created the problem, not with nudity but apparently with dance moves the Idaho Liquor Control Board considers excessive,” Bostwick said.

“The board has authority because we honor Idaho licensing. Alcohol is sold at our concert performances, and that’s why we, not the performers, pay the price.”

Bostwick said that the dance group had violated its contract

“We are told that the show created the same problems at other performances in Idaho, with other licenses suspended. Still, it is the seller who is penalized,” he said. “We have long since agreed to regulations within the law, and we honor that agreement.”

Despite the offending show taking place last year, the temporary ban is only now due to come into force running for 10 days from 1 November.

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The Coeur d’Alene Casino in Idaho

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