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October 13, 2007


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Wade Wegner

Fascinating! I can't wait to hear more about how casino's detect and preempt these activities!

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Crazy. More crazy than Ocean's 11

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What is surveillance anyway?

Please allow me to expand on your excellent post:

Surveillance is the monitoring of behavior. Systems surveillance is the process of monitoring the behavior of people, objects or processes within systems for conformity to expected or desired norms in trusted systems for security or social control. Clinical surveillance refers to the monitoring of diseases or public health–related indicators (for example symptoms indicating an act of bioterrorism) by epidemiologists and public health professionals. The word is pronounced /sɚˈveɪəns/ or /sɚˈveɪləns/.[1]

Although the word surveillance in French literally means "watching over",[2] the term is often used for all forms of observation or monitoring, not just visual observation. Nevertheless, the all-seeing "eye in the sky" is still a general icon of surveillance. Surveillance in many modern cities and buildings often uses closed-circuit television cameras. Although surveillance can be a useful tool for law enforcement and security companies, many people have concerns about the loss of privacy.

The word surveillance is commonly used to describe observation from a distance by means of electronic equipment or other technological means. For example:

* eavesdropping
* telephone tapping
* directional microphones
* covert listening devices or "bugs"
* Minox subminiature cameras
* closed-circuit television
* Night vision
* GPS tracking
* Bait car
* electronic tagging
* CCTV Images
* military reconnaissance
* Reconnaissance aircraft, e.g. Lockheed U-2
* Reconnaissance satellites
* "trusted" computing devices
* Internet and computer surveillance

However, surveillance also includes simple, relatively no- or low-technology methods such as direct observation, observation with binoculars, postal interception, or similar methods.


Please allow me to add something about this great city:

Las Vegas is the most populous city in the state of Nevada, the seat of Clark County, and an internationally renowned major resort city for the gaming industry, shopping, and entertainment.

Las Vegas, billed as The Entertainment Capital of the World, is famous for massive and lavish casino resorts, the unrestricted availability of alcoholic beverages (as is true throughout Nevada), and adult entertainment.

Once officially referred to as Sin City, this image has made Las Vegas a popular setting for films and television programs.

Established in 1905, Las Vegas officially became a city in 1911. With the growth that followed, at the close of the century Las Vegas was the most populous American city founded in the 20th century (a distinction held by Chicago in the 19th century). As the 28th most populous city in the United States, Las Vegas is one of the most populous cities in the American West.

The name Las Vegas is often applied to the unincorporated areas of Clark County that surround the city, especially the resort areas on and near the Las Vegas Strip. This 4.5-mile (7.2-km) stretch of Las Vegas Boulevard is mostly outside the city limits, in the unincorporated towns of Paradise and Winchester.

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Some players mark cards with a material during the game that only they can see (e.g., via special contact lenses). I would also like to know what these special contacts lenses are.


I like your Vegas post. It fits so nicely with my main interest in everything about Las Vegas. "gaming surveillance and intelligence" sounds intriquing, but it probably really is very 'dry' at times.

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