Security and Amenities for Casinos
Casino is one of Martin Scorsese’s most critically acclaimed films and an essential movie for anyone interested in Mafia history or the culture of Vegas. It is a brilliant piece of filmmaking that explores its characters to a depth rarely seen in movies. It also boasts stellar performances from everyone involved, especially De Niro and Sharon Stone. Both were nominated for Academy Awards and won at the Golden Globes. It is a shame that the movie was not a bigger success upon release, but it has become one of the best-loved classics in cinema history.
Something about casinos seems to encourage cheating and stealing, so casinos devote a huge amount of time and money to security. Elaborate surveillance systems provide a high-tech “eye in the sky,” with cameras watching every table, window and doorway and able to be adjusted to focus on suspicious patrons. Slot machines have built-in microcircuitry that monitors bets minute by minute and warns staff of any statistical deviations; and roulette wheels are electronically monitored to discover and quickly report any statistical anomalies.
Modern casinos have more to offer than just gaming facilities, with many having luxurious hotels, cutting-edge technology and event and group business venues as well. Creating a marketing strategy that emphasizes these amenities and attracts the right kind of players will help casinos stay relevant in an ever-changing entertainment industry.