The security landscape within the gaming industry is one of notoriety, difficulty and high stakes, with large crowds flowing in and out at every hour of the day and money changing hands at lightning speed.
It’s a common phrase in the security field: “There is no silver bullet to prevent incidents.”
September 1, 2014
By combining video surveillance and big data gathered throughout the enterprise, he and his team can look for red flags, such as one particular bartender who has low revenue, a high number of voids and no-sales.
Every job has new hire orientation – you get the employee handbook; discuss the dress code and benefits; take the tour of your new workplace. But for security officers, training usually doesn’t stop there. Security officers have to be the front line of an organization’s security force, prepared with all the tools necessary to handle the worst situations.
Las Vegas police are looking for a 31-year-old Southern California man they believe sneaked into a restricted area of the Venetian resort earlier this month and stole $1.6 million in high-denomination casino chips.
The massive new CityCenter complex – developed by MGM Resorts International and the Infinity World Development Corp, a subsidiary of Dubai World – is the largest privately-funded construction project in U.S. history. The 18-million square-foot facility spreads over 67 acres and includes the ARIA Resort and Casino, which hosts more than 4,000 hotel rooms, 10 bars and lounges and a 150,000 square-foot gaming space with 145 table games and 1,940 server-based slot machines.
Operating a casino security and surveillance network is a difficult task in the best of times. These days, the chore appears positively herculean; thanks to the ongoing recession and uptick in crime that is forcing gaming security departments to be ever more vigilant while at the same time cutting costs and operating as efficiently as possible.
Our May issue cover article features “How SOCS Help in Training Security Professionals”.
Also in May, license plate reader technology is on the rise. How can LPR technology secure perimeters and lessen cybersecurity threats? And discover "How to meet the Growing Demand for Cybersecurity Professionals".