Network Security Lacking At U.S. Hotels, Study Finds 

Most U.S hotels are vulnerable to malicious attacks and are "ill prepared" to protect their guests from Internet security problems, claims “Hotel Network Security: A Study of Computer Networks in U.S. Hotels,” published by Cornell University....

Taking No Risks 

Located in the mountains just east of Grand Ronde, Ore., Spirit Mountain Casino is a premier gaming, entertainment, meeting, dining and shopping destination...

Route 66 Casino Realizes Benefits From Physical Security System 

Laguna Development Corp.'s Route 66 Casino, a nostalgia-themed casino near Alberquerque, N.M., that offers 1,600 slot and video poker machines, 26 table...

AirDefense Conducts Comprehensive Study Of Wireless Security 

AirDefense, a company in the wireless LAN security market, has unveiled results from its comprehensive study of the wireless airwaves at hundreds of Las Vegas retailers and hotels/casinos....

Enabling HD 

By Stephanie Silk

The Chumash Casino Resort, a 200,000-square-foot hotel and casino complex located in Santa Ynez, Calif., a city 35 miles north of Santa Barbara, offers...

Video Surveillance Deployed At One Casino, Upgraded At Another 

The Gold River Casino in Anadarko, Okla., owned by the Apache Nation, has deployed the Latitude Network Video Management System (NVMS) from DVTel Inc.,...

No Stress With IP 

BY Ashley Roe

Situated within walking distance of Montreal's whirlwind financial district, Embassy Suites Montreal opened its doors to patrons last August. With its...

Updating And Unlocking A Classic 

BY Stephanie Silk

After being closed for a two-and-a-half year, $440 million rehabilitation, the Plaza Hotel in New York reopened in December 2007 with newly replaced hard...

Video On The Docket 

By Stephanie Silk

Rose Stone was knocked down in the doorway of a Marriott Hotel in Manhattan because the hotel's interior automatic doors closed on her. Miranda Shadday...

No Reservations 

When the Wyandotte Nation Casino in Wyandotte, Okla., was designing a security and surveillance system for its new casino, Scott Garrette, director of...

Vegas In China 

The Venetian Macao Resort Hotel, a property of Las Vegas Sands Corp., is located on the Cotai Strip in Macau, China, a development of hotel and resort...

CCTV And Recorded Footage Take On Casino Criminals 

When Ah Tung was fighting a Macau casino to honor a $95,000 jackpot she won on a slot machine, the 16-year-old had reason to thank the CCTV cameras, reports Agence France-Press (AFP).
The video footage helped the teenage Hong Kong native win the money after Sands casino in the southern Chinese city refused to pay her, arguing she was too young to be there.
The unprecedented case, which made headlines worldwide in February, was decided when Macau's gaming watchdog promised whoever won a game "without cheating" would receive their payouts. ...

From The Field 

Education Prince George's County Schools Award Video Surveillance System Contract The Prince George's County, Md., public school district has awarded...

A Sure Bet 

After a two-year search for a video surveillance system to meet its needs, the Barona Gaming Commission, an independent regulatory body that also monitors...

A Vertical Approach 

Staybridge Suites is an all-suite hotel brand serving extended-stay guests looking for a residential-style hotel for business, relocation or leisure....

Fire Protection At A Turkish Hotel 

Acomprehensive fire detection system from Bosch Security Systems, Denmark, has been installed in the Kempinski Hotel The Dome in Turkey. Opened in 2005,...

Borgata's Northeast Expansion 

By Carol Carey

Almost three years to the day after its opening on July 3, 2003, Atlantic City's Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa unveiled a $200 million Northeast Expansion...

Union seeking to organize casino security 

An international labor group is seeking to organize an estimated 2,000 casino security guards in Atlantic City, N.J.'s 11 gaming halls.
The International Union of the Security, Police and Fire Professionals of America said last week that it had filed papers with the New Jersey Casino Control Commission to begin a union drive...

Casinos must stay vigilant against document fraud 

From a personal safety standpoint, the casino environment is arguably the most protected among all entertainment venues what with the omnipresence of security personnel and video surveillance of virtually every inch of the property.
But in a business enterprise dominated by transactions not only involving currency but also paper and plastic instruments which have cash value, casino owners must be on constant vigil against forgery and fraud....

Biometrics Solves Buddy Punching for Hilton Resort 

The Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort, a AAA four-diamond-rated resort that offers 290 rooms in Huntington Beach, Calif., is using the biometric HandPunch...

Choose your Frequency 

By Michael Fickes

All the buzz generated in the gaming industry by 13.56 MHz RFID chips may suggest that older 125 kHz RFID chips are about to cash out. Not so, says Ian...

Wide-Vision Cameras Under The Big Top At Circus Circus 

Erin Semple

The 3,700-room Circus Circus Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas offers more than 100,000 square feet of gaming activities. To monitor this area, Conrad Steffen,...

High-tech surveillance at Gold Country Casino 

Erin Semple

To ensure a safe and entertaining experience for its patrons, Gold Country Casino and Hotel, Oroville, Calif., uses 620 video cameras to view the casino,...

House Money is Smart Money 

By Michael Fickes

GAMBLING CASINOS AROUND THE WORLD may soon begin to install new radio frequency identification (RFID) gaming chips and other smart table technology to...

Surveillance is a Money Issue 

By Randy Southerland

AMERISTAR CASINO AND HOTEL is one of Kansas City's most successful gaming destinations. Its 2,900 slot machines and 100 gaming tables attract an steady...

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