First, I sure I am not the first person to note the resemblence here. Second, Flynt - who you may know from his charming litany of literary publications or simply Flynt, The People vs. - has requested $5 billion in bailout money.
Personally, I think this is free publicity. The real downside is that is leads to the inevitable, "Hey, everyone else if &^%@! the taxpayer, might as well let a pro do it!" Actually, the real real downside that is that might get something.
In all seriousness, I would expect all vice, gambling, drinking, smoking, and sex, to do just fine in a down economy. Anyone have numbers on that?