Behind all the glamour and glitz, casinos are a lot like other businesses, yet they face a number of unique challenges. Casinos are required to adhere to numerous regulations and must secure their assets without causing inconvenience to customers. Casinos must protect against physical heists, but just as important, if not more so, casinos must protect their networks. Although it may not play as well on the big screen, a network breach could cost millions of dollars.
- By Matt Neely
- Nov 06, 2009
Gaming on the reservation is big business, and security plays a key role in making sure the casinos are productive, prosperous and secure. These aren’t small gaming ventures -- they come with the blessing of the Choctaw Nation, the Comanche Nation and the Cherokee Nation. These casinos bring in millions of dollars in revenue and require seven-figure contracts to provide security equipment of the highest caliber and systems that necessitates multi-phase communications and single-minded cooperation.
- By Dave Huggard
- Nov 06, 2009
When the state of Florida mandated stricter surveillance standards for casinos and other gaming venues, Tampa Bay Downs needed to find a cost-effective way to increase the frame rate and image clarity of its archived video.
- By Fredrik Nilsson
- Sep 02, 2009
Axis Communications recently announced that the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, the third largest tribe in the U.S., has expanded its use of Axis network video cameras to include more than 1,000 cameras at six casinos.
Arecont Vision, provider of IP-based megapixel camera technology, and Instek Digital, provider of NVR and Hybrid DVR solutions, recently announced an extended partnership, to offer a seamless and fully integrated solution with the industry’s first full line of H.264 megapixel IP cameras.
Gran Casino de Talca is a burgeoning gaming resort in Chile with an accommodation of 400 slot machines and 15 gaming tables. Delighted by the brisk business, the casino manager, however, faced increasing difficulty in management and security maintenance.
One of France's newest casino and entertainment centers in Toulouse has deployed IndigoVision's IP video solution for its security surveillance requirements. The Casino Théâtre Barrière de Toulouse is an exciting 14,000 square meter venue, which includes a 1,200 seat theatre, three restaurants, three bars, 14 gaming tables and 250 slot machines.
Axis Communications recently announced that Tampa Bay Downs Inc. has installed its video encoders, enabling the track to exceed new state regulations for recording surveillance video at gaming facilities in a cost effective manner.
DVTel Inc. recently announced that the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa has standardized on the DVTel Intelligent Security Operations Center (iSOC) to provide video surveillance throughout the entire entertainment and hotel complex.
The action is fast, and the stakes are high. Fortunes are won or lost on the turn of a card or a roll of the dice. It’s where the rush of adrenaline meets the hope of beating the mathematical odds. And it’s the perfect application for IP video surveillance using powerful megapixel cameras.
- By Del V. Salvi
- Mar 03, 2009
Pivot3 Inc. recently announced that three Choctaw Casinos have chosen Pivot3 Serverless Computing for a large-scale video surveillance expansion project in Oklahoma. By deploying virtual NVRs on the Pivot3 Serverless Computing platform in place of physical servers, the Stringtown, McAlester, and Grant casinos stripped out approximately 90 Dell servers from the project
Gaming Partners International Corp. recently announced that it is the exclusive supplier of table game furniture for the newly opened Red Hawk Casino in Placerville, Calif. Red Hawk Casino, which is owned by the Shingle Springs Tribal Gaming Authority and managed by Lakes Entertainment Inc., officially opened on December 17.
Insight Video Net and Mango DSP recently announced that the two companies have developed a strategic partnership.
As a key vertical market in security and surveillance, the casino industry presents a dual personality.
- By Steven Titch
- Feb 03, 2009
If one were to take a sample poll for the definition of convergence, it’s quite likely there would be as many variations in the responses as the number of people polled.
- By Cynthia Freschi
- Dec 01, 2008
Pivot3 Inc. recently announced two new customers in the gaming surveillance storage market. Chinook Winds Casino Resort in Lincoln City, Ore., and Silverton Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas have both installed Pivot3 solutions to store, protect and retrieve critical video surveillance data.
IndigoVision’s complete IP video solution has been chosen by the $1 billion M Resort, Spa and Casino. The newest Las Vegas casino resort resides on South Las Vegas Blvd. and will open in March 2009
It’s no wonder that casino operators are among the most proactive and demanding users of video surveillance. A quality surveillance system is as much a part of the business model as chips, cards and highstakes dealers. For the casino operator, resolving gaming disputes is made easier with best-quality video for images and frame rates.
- By Ralph C. Jensen
- Nov 01, 2008
Tucked deep in the forest on the property of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, the MGM Grand at Foxwoods is truly a diamond in the Connecticut rough. The hotel/casino is part of a megaresort and gaming destination that attracts getaway gamblers from the Eastern Seaboard.
- By Ralph C. Jensen
- Sep 09, 2008
Pivot3 Inc. and Connections IT of Tulsa, Okla. recently announced that the Muscogee (Creek) Nation has chosen the Pivot3 High-Definition Storage system for an IP video surveillance project installed and planned by Connections IT.