In the classic film Casino, director Martin Scorsese and star Robert De Niro brought us the story of Sam “Ace” Rothstein, the no-nonsense casino operator with a particular talent for manipulating odds and a penchant for knowing everything that happened on his gaming floor. Here’s Deniro summing up his job description:
“Since the players are looking to beat the casino, the dealers are watching the players. The boxmen are watching the dealers. The floormen are watching the boxmen. The pit bosses are watching the floormen. The shift bosses are watching the pit bosses. The casino manager is watching the shift bosses. I’m watching the casino manager. And the eye in the sky is watching us all.”
And that was in 1973 when CCTVs were first being introduced to casinos. Fast forward five decades and the digital ‘eye in the sky’ has become a reality for every casino. For Resorts World Las Vegas, the first major resort property to open on the Strip in a decade, everything is state of the art.
From the largest pool complex with seven pools for guests to choose from to a casino floor featuring over 117,000 square feet of gaming options - it was clear from the outset that such a property would require the most advanced digital surveillance system to keep a watchful eye over the sprawling complex.
When it came time to select the right edge-based infrastructure provider to support this surveillance system, Resorts World Las Vegas chose Scale Computing’s HC3 software platform. With more than 4,700 surveillance cameras operating across their property, this broad and interconnected network of cameras not only ensures casino security and safety of their guests, but also ensures they are complying with state and federal regulations.
The sheer number of cameras means that the casino requires a highly resilient infrastructure in order to keep the cameras online and operational 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
As William Adams, Lead Surveillance Technician for Resorts World Las Vegas noted, “If a camera is down in the gaming area, we need to immediately shut down the whole area which can translate into hundreds of thousands of dollars in lost revenue.”
To learn more about how Resorts World Las Vegas partnered with Scale Computing to modernize their digital network of surveillance cameras, read the full case study.