are facilitated in rooms and accommodations called casinos. Casinos are in the gaming industry. Gambling exact cause remains unknown. It is found that in almost every society in history, gambling in some form has been seen. Casinos are widely built near or joint with restaurants, retail shops, hotels, ships and many tourist attraction destinations. Live events such as; concerts, sporting events among others are known to be organized by most casinos. In a study casino gaming industry can generate up to 52 billion pounds per year. The social, economic magnitude of casino gambling outweigh the initial revenue that may be generated, on whether or not is a lively debate. Roughly three hundred and fifty thousand small business is backed by the casino, thirteen billion pounds support small business employee wages, another finding from casino study among others.
The minimum jurisdiction gambling age is sixteen to twenty-one years in most countries which allows the operation of casinos. Games of chance are played during gambling by customers in some cases with an element skill such as roulette, baccarat, crap and blackjack among the many games.
Most games have mathematically-determined odds; this ensures the house at all times has an overall advantage over the participant. This advantage is usually referred as house edge. The house takes its commission commonly known as a rake, where players play against each other, in games like poker. The percentage returned to winning players is the payout. In casinos the most popular form of gambling is video Lottery Machines or slot machines. Begun calling as at 2013 investigative reports whether the modern day lottery machine is addictive.
Gaming dealers and patrons may be tempted to cheat and steal since they handle massive amounts of money within a casino. For security measures security cameras are located almost everywhere in the casino. Security in a modern casino is divided between physical security and specialized surveillance. Physical security encompasses patrons who respond to calls for help and reporting any suspicious criminal activity. On the other hand specialized surveillance facilities on operates the house’s closed-circuit television. Popularly known as the eye in the sky, the physical security and specialized surveillance work in close collaboration together ensuring the safety of guests and casino assets and that they are successful in preventing crime. Available at the ceiling above the casino floor, catwalks, allows surveillance personnel to look directly down, through one-way glass, on the activities at the tables and slot machines.
Houses have developed marketing techniques that attract and retain loyal customers, in the past years.
By sending mailings with free slot play and other promotions, a loyalty reward program is used to keep a record of players spending behaviors and target their patrons more effectively.