A Casino is a gambling establishment where people can place wagers on games of chance. They are located in cities and towns throughout the world.
The United States has over 1,000 casinos, and the number continues to grow as more states attempt to legalize them. The Las Vegas Valley is home to the largest concentration of casinos in the country. Atlantic City, New Jersey and the Chicago region are also among the top three in terms of revenue from casinos.
Security at Casinos
A casino’s security is typically divided between a physical security force and a specialized surveillance department. Both of these departments work very closely together to prevent crime.
Modern casino security is a highly sophisticated operation. Its use of ‘chip tracking’, which involves betting chips with microcircuitry that allow the casino to monitor wagers on roulette wheels, allows them to track players’ habits minute by minute.
There are also some casinos that have catwalks in the ceiling above the casino floor, which allow surveillance personnel to look directly down, through one way glass, on the activities at the tables and slot machines. This allows them to see if anyone is trying to cheat the system.
Some of the biggest casinos in the world are located in Asia. The Venetian Macao, for example, packs 3,400 slot machines and 800 table games into its 10,500,000 square feet of casino space. The casino resort also has a canal and 350 shops.