Casino Security


A casino is a gambling hall where games of chance are played for money. These casinos offer luxuries like free drinks, stage shows and dramatic scenery to attract players. They also employ elaborate security systems to make sure their patrons are safe.

There’s something about the presence of large amounts of money that seems to encourage cheating, stealing and other forms of dishonesty. This is why casinos invest so much time, effort and money on security. Casino security begins on the floor, where employees are constantly watching over the games to ensure that everything goes as it should. Dealers can easily spot blatant cheating such as palming, marking or switching cards and dice. Pit bosses and table managers have a broader view of the patrons and can spot betting patterns that might signal cheating.

Other security measures include the use of cameras, which allow a casino to track every table, window and doorway. Casinos can even rig the cameras to focus on suspicious patrons. Security personnel can also review recorded video feeds to catch criminals and find evidence of fraud.

A successful casino requires a blend of traditional and new modes of discovery to create an experience that can withstand epistemological tremors. The detective novel, for example, emerged during a period when confident Victorianism and epistemological uncertainty intersected. Casino is a movie about this conflict, and it uses the story of De Niro and Pesci to explore how traditional and intuitive methods of understanding can clash with each other.