Unlike Internet or other forms of gambling, a casino environment requires more than just luck. Casino gamblers usually interact with other people in an environment geared toward noise, light, and excitement. In addition to the gambling machines, casinos provide free alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages. Despite the high-stakes nature of casino gambling, these establishments are highly regulated and security measures are incredibly rigorous. Taking all of these factors into account, it is no surprise that casinos spend millions on security.
Security measures in a casino begin on the casino floor. Casino employees watch the games and patrons alike to prevent any cheating. Dealers focus on their games and often have the best eye on their games, so they can catch any irregularities that may suggest a potential prankster. The same goes for table managers and pit bosses. Each employee is tracked by a higher-up at the casino. A casino is not secure if it is not vigilant in detecting and preventing cheating.
Many casinos install catwalks in the ceiling above the casino floor. This allows surveillance personnel to look directly down at the action on the floor. Fortunately, the catwalks are covered in one-way glass so that surveillance personnel can see what’s happening at a glance. This type of surveillance is extremely effective in making sure no one is abusing the rules of the game. And in the event of a prankster, the catwalk will serve as a good place to hide from the crooked people who may be out to ruin a party.