The gaming industry has seen rapid growth over the last few years. With the expansion of Indian gaming and the becomingly saturated market, casinos must have a competitive edge in earning guest loyalty. Generally, most casinos offer the same product, so what differentiating factors do people consider before patronizing an establishment?
Since it began operating in 2006 as Pennsylvania’s first slots casino, Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs has offered a little bit of everything. Spread across 300,000 square feet, the 24-hour gaming and entertainment complex boasts 2,500 slot machines, electronic blackjack and roulette and live harness racing, along with upscale restaurants, a food court and an expansive shopping area.
Hotel chain Marriott has requested the Federal Communications Commission to allow the full implementation of blocking hotel guests’ personal Wi-Fi and Mi-Fi devices around its premises, especially conference and meeting rooms. Marriott says that the request is based on security concerns, stating that guests can use their hotspot-enabled devices to compromise the hotel’s network or to commit a data breach involving other guests.
After more than 10 months of careful planning for the 118th running of the Boston Marathon, Boston's hotels are gearing up for record occupancy and larger-than-ever crowds of spectators both in the city and along the 26.2 mile route. This year’s Boston Marathon will be held on April 21st.
The lessons learned following the Boston Marathon bombings were many, but one lesson that was learned rather quickly was that Twitter was going to become the go-to platform for gathering timely and accurate information from city, state and federal officials regarding the rapidly unfolding events of that week.
Terrorism is changing. The Center for Cyber & Homeland Security at George Washington University is striving to bring science to the art of security decision-making. What can their research into cyberattacks, terrorism and the evolving threat environment do to help your enterprise? Read about this, sports security, security culture and awareness and more in the July issue.