Running a casino games is a complicated operation,
and it takes a large staff of executives and employees
to operate it correctly. For one thing, it's a cash
business with money and markers being continually
exchanged for casino chips which have a specific monetary
value, and just keeping track of the casino games
bankroll is an enormous task.
is the job of overseeing all the dealers and players
because, since gambling involves cards, dice, and
large sums of money, it is a field in which cheats
and scam artists thrive. The security problem in casinos
is a constant one, and many casinos have been burned
by their own employees as well as by outsiders.
stand in a crowded casino on a weekend night in the
summer-to see the movement of people and the action
and hear the screams of players at the craps table-is
an amazing experience. All this must be carefully
watched and controlled by the staff.
In recent years, the casinos have come up with a new
way to keep track of gamblers' action and to rate
the players without the necessity of someone in a
pit watching their action. By issuing membership cards
which are inserted in electronic games before the
player starts gambling, casinos can keep track of
slot, video poker, or any other kind of electronic
game play. In some casinos the cards are also used
for identification purposes at the table games.
are happy to issue membership cards. All you have
to do is fill out a simple application. No bank references
are required, no credit forms are needed; they are
available to one and all. Basically, the following
information is asked for: Name, Spouse's name, Mailing
address, Phone number, Birthday and voila!, you’re
in business. You are issued a card. The casino doesn't
really care what credit you have, because they're
not giving you credit. All this card does is following
your action at the slots or whatever other electronic
games you play. You just slip it into the slot and
start feeding the machine with coins. The card automatically
monitors your action.