Today we offer this great article by Frank Scoblete, author and owner of Casino City Times. It concerns Casino Visit Security Tips. Ask yourself the following question. “Do I feel safe in the casino?” If not, this post should help. Being aware of your surroundings is key.
Security in the Casino
In the old days, casinos had “hired muscle” watch after the owners’ millions. These days, casino security folks are considered important members of a casino’s floor team. Because it’s a dynamic and demanding job, casino security has become a true career. Casinos offer competitive salaries and benefits to hire people who are mentally and physically fit for the job.
The responsibilities of security employees have a broad range of responsibilities. The camera surveillance room is considered a high-level job. Security personnel in these rooms view banks of television screens to identify cheats and save casinos millions of dollars each year. Besides, security patrols the casino floors are constantly on vigil for fights, thieves, drunks, and other disturbances. Surprisingly, security also keeps a close eye on the help — casino employees have initiated many cheating scams over the years.
Surveillance: The eye in the sky
On-site security personnel at a casino can only see so much when protecting the casino and its guests. To assist them in their daily rounds, security personnel rely on electronic surveillance — the eye in the sky.
One-way glass conceals thousands of digital cameras in any casino. Some are hidden where you least expect them. Others are prominent, large, and noticeable to serve as warnings. These sophisticated cameras can see a player’s face and the cards in their hands. They can even see the serial numbers on dollar bills!
A few brief tips
Casinos are places where lots of innocent, naive, and trusting people with disposable income gather. The predators of society are very away from that. They can spot those “easy” hits easily. Thieves are on the prowl for ways to separate you or even the casinos from hard-earned cash.
- Tuck your wallet in a safe, hard-to-access spot, such as your front pocket.
- If you carry a purse, take a small one that you can wear close to your body. Under a jacket or wrap is even better.
- Guard your chips or slot payout tickets; these work the same as money, so treat them accordingly.
- Be cautious about the overly friendly people you meet. Maintain tight control of your personal information. Get your drinks straight from the cocktail servers.
- Keep your big wins to yourself so you don’t become a target.
Here’s a link to a “CASINO VISIT SECURITY TIPS” by Frank Scoblete post on GamblingTeachers.com. At GT, you can discover success secrets from professional gamblers. Gambling Teachers’ Mission is to remain a free online learning Center, teach Learn to Win programs and lessons of value and retain our GT team of top gambling professionals. King Scobe, as he is called, is all about casino gambling. His books include Beat the Craps out of the Casinos, Golden Touch Blackjack Revolution, and Beat the One-Armed Bandits and are staples for your gambling library. He has written numerous columns for gambling magazines and websites. Equally important is Frank’s series of DVDs and YouTube videos.
If you are shying away from a casino visit, try this related post – Guide for the “Stay at Home” Gambler Part 1
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