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Atlantic City casino pursues $5m security upgrade


ATLANTIC CITY—The Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort is investing $5 million to upgrade its security in parts of the casino and its parking garage, which was the scene of two fatal carjackings in the past two years, according to local news reports.

Sands casino ordered to negotiate with unionized security guards


WASHINGTON—The National Labor Relations Board has ordered the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem in Bethlehem, Pa., to negotiate with a newly formed union of its security guards.

Avigilon targets casino market, hires veteran Las Vegas security director


YARMOUTH, Maine—A veteran Las Vegas security director has joined Avigilon to help the megapixel surveillance camera manufacturer increase its presence in the casino and gaming sector.

Atlantic City casinos, police to share video and radio comms


ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.–A new public-private partnership here will allow law enforcement, as well as other first responders, and the city's 11 casinos to share real-time video surveillance feeds and radio communications during critical events.

Casino turns to metrics to identify fraud and theft


LAS VEGAS—Casinos are the lifeblood here in Vegas and exhibit some of the most sophisticated physical security measures to detect fraud and theft. But one of the biggest challenges for casinos is turning the copious amounts of data they collect from disparate systems into usable information, said Darrin Hoke, director of surveillance at L'Auberge du Lac Hotel & Casino in Lake Charles, La., during a premier education session at the ISC West International Security Conference & Exposition here on April 5.

Making security work despite a slashed budget


DANBURY, Wis.—Part way through the construction of a new 500-slot casino here, Don Karpenske, the director of surveillance at the St. Croix Casino, was told that his security budget had been slashed in half. Needless to say, the original design was no longer applicable.

Casino 'all over' HDCCTV installation


DEADWOOD, S.D.—In what’s believed to be the first instance of a state gaming board approving the use of HDCCTV technology, the South Dakota Gaming Board has cleared the technology’s use this month.