This year’s Super Bowl will be hosted in Tampa Bay. Wings, nachos, and assorted goodies are always associated with the big game. Even casual football fans host get-togethers for a football-themed party. But the Super Bowl also brings an insidious element to the city hosting it. Sex trafficking.

Recent news reports strongly point to the Super Bowl as being the most prominent national event for sex trafficking. There are estimates that as many as 10,000 victims are being trafficked in the host city to be offered to willing purchasers intent on buying sex.

The business of sex trafficking is alive all year, to be sure, and not just for the one week of the Super Bowl. According to the UN-led International Labor Organization (ILO), the sex trafficking industry has affected more than 40 million people globally. An ILO report from a few years ago stated that human trafficking earns a profit of roughly $150 billion a year for traffickers with 66 percent of the global profits coming from sexual exploitation. According to the organization, sex trafficking is second only to illegal drug trafficking as the world’s largest criminal enterprise.

The Super Bowl, like any large public event that attracts large numbers of people in a relatively concentrated urban area, becomes a beacon for sex traffickers to bring their victims for the purposes of commercial sexual exploitation.