Casinos are known for their glitz, glamour, and gambling opportunities. They have been the subject of movies since the Rat Pack made “Oceans 11” in the 1960s. It spawned a remake in 2001 starring George Clooney, and countless sequels since then. These casinos are filled with thousands of tables, one-armed bandits, glittering lights, and five-star food and entertainment. They’re a place for the rich to gather and the poor to become rich. Millions of dollars pass through the doors of these establishments each day.
Casinos must ensure that players are of legal age. Fraud can be committed by using a stolen credit card or counterfeiting casino chips. To combat this, casinos are required to verify people’s age and identity, and they must have a variety of security equipment and personnel to keep the casino building safe. These include cameras and security monitors. They also use paper shredders and protective document boxes to keep customer records secure.
There’s no definitive study proving that casinos are bad for American cities, but researchers have found that Americans who live within ten miles of a casino were twice as likely to have a gambling problem than people who lived further away. Another study conducted by the University of Buffalo found that people within ten miles of a casino were more likely to spend more time gambling than people who lived farther away.