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.
IndigoVision’s complete IP video solution is at the heart of a ground-breaking integrated IP security system at the Mohican North Star Casino in Wisconsin.
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
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
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