New UNLV Gaming Podcast: Derk Boss

Hey, I finally got around to posting the latest UNLV Gaming Podcast:

14-September 9, 2009

Derk Boss (DJ Boss and Associates)

Casino surveillance expert Derk Boss gives the September 2009 Gaming Research Colloquium lecture and tackles many topics, including the latest developments in casino surveillance, how much it costs to corrupt a dealer, and how someone embarks on a career in surveillance.

Listen to the audio file

View the flyer (pdf)

DJ Boss and Associates

via UNLV Center for Gaming Research: Podcasts.

I’m sorry it took so long–this was a really big week with start of the semester issues, as well as a bunch of other work-related stuff. This was one of the best talks yet, and definitely a personal favorite. I don’t think I’m biased because Boss said that he thinks CCTV guys who come up through security are better than those who come up from dealing, but maybe that’s part of it.

Seriously, this was a great, great talk. Boss explains casino surveillance in a way that’s really accessible and has lots of juicy stuff about famous and not-so-famous scams. It’s well-worth the listen.

In related news, I’m in the process of finalizing the list for this year’s speakers, and still have a few open slots. If you work in or with the industry at any level, or have a book you’d like to talk about, get in touch with me and I’ll see if we’ve got room. I’ve already got a good group of academics, and am really looking for more operations people who can talk about their jobs, like Derk Boss, Bill Zender, and Steve Cyr. We had about 75 people for Derk’s talk, and I think the students really like having professionals talk to them in a relatively informal setting.

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