Technology has come a long way in the past few decades, and casinos are no exception. They now use video cameras and computers to monitor the activities of dealers and players. Casinos also use “chip tracking,” in which casino personnel monitor betting chips with built-in microcircuitry, allowing them to monitor minute-by-minute wagers. Roulette wheels are also monitored regularly for statistical deviations. Some casinos even have enclosed versions of their games, which don’t use dealers and instead allow players to bet by pushing buttons.
The benefits of a casino can be felt by the local economy. Local unemployment rates are expected to decline after the casino opens, which reduces unemployment in the area. But even the local unemployment rate should be compared to statewide figures, because local employment growth may be due to the natural business cycle or economic changes in other sectors. While this is a very positive result for a casino, it’s not the only one. Not every casino can benefit the community, so the economic benefits are not a guarantee of increased employment.
The casino should be secure enough to prevent cheating. Casino employees are always vigilant, keeping an eye on the games and patrons. Dealers, for example, focus their attention on their own games and are often able to spot when a person is cheating. Pit bosses and table managers also keep an eye on the table games. They keep an eye on the games and betting patterns, and each employee is under surveillance from a higher level.