The dream of easy money draws gamblers to casinos; the goal of preserving profits requires casinos to find ways to keep dishonest gamblers from gaining that money illegally. There are some scenarios and many reasons why casinos need to partner with security integrators to realize the full potential of their security systems.
- By John Monti
- Mar 01, 2011
The certified installation is at Jerry's Nugget Casino, a Las Vegas hallmark since 1964. The installation provides full coverage leveraging new, high-resolution, IP-based megapixel cameras around the facility, covering all aspects of the property from retail to safety, and to the regulated gaming environment.
TransTech Systems Inc. introduced its M3T Cash Access Kiosk, which will help casinos offer their customers quick and easy access to cash.
Jupiter Systems, a provider of display wall technology has expanded its field systems engineering, promoting Pascal Berthe to senior field system engineer for European, Indian and Middle Eastern operations, and hiring of industry veteran Erwin Daley as a field system engineer for U.S. operations.
The largest casino in the Caribbean has seen its surveillance operation completely transformed following the installation of an IP video solution from IndigoVision.
As we reach the end of 2010, and hopefully find a surer footing for the years ahead economically, the staff of Security Products magazine sat down with several key players in the security industry to gauge their thoughts on technology resources and the economic impact for the coming year.
The historic Golden Gate Hotel & Casino has chosen IndigoVision’s High Definition IP video technology for a surveillance upgrade, in what is believed to be the first ever casino to install a complete HD gaming floor.
The project initiates a standardized surveillance platform for MGM Resorts International properties.
The gaming industry is experiencing an accelerating trend toward network-based digital video surveillance solutions. Advances in video hardware and software technology; intelligent and flexible integrated system solutions designed and built by experienced systems integrators; robust networks; and the long-term downward cost of surveillance equipment seem to be driving the trend. Lower prices have finally made the adoption of new technology supportable by a solid business case.
- By Jason Oakley
- Nov 01, 2010
So, you’ve been a CCTV provider for years and have watched surrounding technologies surpass you. DVRs have become more powerful, and less expensive, but with the very best analog cameras using composite video, the picture quality has reached its limit. End users look at IP camera solutions, but training all the technicians to become IT professionals is daunting.
- By Randy Jones
- Oct 01, 2010
Honoring a 232-year reputation for quality, the award-winning Greenbrier resort in White Sulphur Springs, W.V. has deployed a state-of-the-art Pelco IP-based video surveillance system in its new Casino Club gaming facility. Designed and built by North American Video (NAV) and M. Malia and Associates (MMA), the video surveillance system features approximately 400 cameras installed in a building designated as a National Historic Landmark.
Combining high resolution IP-based cameras with a feature rich video management control system, the video surveillance system at the new Danbury St. Croix Casino meets the challenges of a high tech gaming establishment. Designed and installed by North American Video (NAV), the new digital system is the second in a series of projects that NAV has deployed for the St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin for their gaming facilities.
Security Products magazine, the only integrated product magazine reaching the entire security market, announced the winners of its 2010 New Product of the Year Award at the publication’s premiere Virtual Event today.
The grand opening for Scottsdale, Arizona’s newest and most lavish casino, the Talking Stick Resort, is scheduled for June 10, and already it’s being favorably compared to the high end properties on the Las Vegas Strip. It’s an apt comparison for the Talking Stick Resort, which unofficially opened on April 15, because, as at many of the Las Vegas casinos, the video surveillance system there was a design/build by North American Video and M. Malia and Associates. The 1,500-camera system also features one of the gaming industry’s first installations of a serverless storage solution.
The new Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel and Casino has deployed an integrated surveillance system from IndigoVision, provider of IP video security solutions.
While I’m officially back in the office digging out from a deluge of ISC West news and information, I wanted to share some of what I learned in a behind-the-scenes tour of some of the security technology at the new ARIA Resort and Casino in Las Vegas last week.
- By Brent Dirks
- Apr 01, 2010
March Networks, a global provider of intelligent IP video solutions, recently announced that the Casino de la Vallée is using the company's VideoSphere solution to meet the demanding surveillance requirements of its popular gaming venue in Saint-Vincent, Valle D'Aosta, Italy.
Despite an atmosphere of fun and games, running a casino is serious business. If you operate a chain of gaming sites, your need for vigilance increases proportionally. With the popularity of Native American-run casinos on the rise, the Choctaw Nation, which owns a number of casinos in southeastern Oklahoma, has taken advantage of this momentum to build new facilities and renovate its older locations. Given the increased traffic to its casinos, security is ramping up surveillance to protect its high-stakes operations.
- By Fredrik Nilsson
- Mar 02, 2010
Chinook Winds Casino Resort in Oregon is an excellent example of how a gaming surveillance operation has been transformed following the installation of a digital IP video solution.
Casino Copenhagen, the largest in Northern Europe, is using a powerful yet flexible surveillance solution based on XProtect Corporate from Milestone Systems.