The Casino industry is booming and the world’s top casinos are leading the way. By 2025, the global gaming market will reach over USD 126.3 billion with a CAGR of 9.9%. This is driven by increased demand for casino-related services such as luxury resorts, dining, and entertainment. The USA is exhibiting the largest growth momentum in the sector with a projected growth of over 11.3%.
While musical shows, lighted fountains and shopping centers help draw in the crowds, casinos would not exist without games of chance. Slot machines, roulette, blackjack, baccarat and keno provide the basis for the billions of dollars in profits raked in every year.
Gambling in some form probably predates recorded history, with primitive protodice (cut knuckle bones) and carved six-sided dice found in some of the oldest archaeological sites. But the idea of a place where patrons could find a variety of gambling opportunities under one roof did not emerge until the 16th century, when European aristocrats held parties at private gaming houses known as ridotti (plural of ristorante).
Modern casinos have a number of security measures in place to protect their guests and assets. These include a physical security force that patrols the casino floor and responds to calls for assistance and reports of suspicious or definite criminal activity. Also, specialized surveillance departments monitor all activity on the casino floor via closed circuit television (CCTV). These centralized monitoring systems are designed to detect any unusual activities or violations of the rules and regulations that govern casinos.