Surveillance watches the casino and that’s the way it’s always been and will always be. Gaming is just too important and so exposed to risk than every other area and department on the property and must be constantly observed and monitored. Or is it?
Old-time surveillance directors (and I’m certainly one of them) will tell you that when we started it was all about table games. In those days, they really were the only game in town as far as the casino was concerned. The casino shift manager was God, and the floor people and dealers were like the rich kids at school. They only hung out with each other, made all the money, got all the girls, and drove the best cars. They even had their own break rooms and food!