Security in a Casino


A casino is a place where people can gamble on games of chance. It’s also a place where food, drink and entertainment are available. The most famous casino is in Las Vegas, but there are many other casinos in the United States and around the world.

Besides the obvious security measures, casinos use other ways to keep people from cheating or stealing. For example, dealers in card games are trained to recognize blatant attempts at palming cards and marking or switching dice. Table managers and pit bosses watch over the game play with a more broad view, looking for betting patterns that may signal cheating. Computer systems that track the results of every slot machine in the house enable them to quickly notice statistical deviations from expected behavior.

Something about gambling (maybe it’s the fact that so much money is involved) seems to encourage people to try and cheat or steal, either in collusion with others or on their own. Because of this, casinos spend a lot of time and money on security.

If you’re a big slot player ask the casino employees for tips on the best machines. They see lots of people playing and can usually tell you which ones are paying out the most frequently. However, it’s against company policy for them to pass this information along and doing so could cost you your job.