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Casino and Gaming Resort Investigations

1st Edition

By Derk J. Boss, Alan W. Zajic


264 pages

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Casino and Gaming Resort Investigations addresses the continued and growing need for gaming security professionals to properly and successfully investigate the increasing and unique types of crime they will face in their careers. As the gaming industry has grown, so has the need for competent and highly skilled investigators who must be prepared to manage a case of employee theft one day to a sophisticated sports book scam the next.

This book provides the reader with the fundamental knowledge needed to understand how each gaming and non-gaming department functions and interacts within the overall gaming resort, allowing the investigator to determine and focus on the important elements of any investigation in any area. Each chapter delivers a background of a department or type of crime normally seen in the gaming environment, and then discusses what should be considered important or even critical for the investigator to know or determine in the course of the investigation. Likely scenarios, case histories, and tips, as well as cautions for investigators to be aware of, are used throughout the book.

This book was written for and directed at gaming security and surveillance professionals, including gaming regulators, and tribal gaming authorities, who are almost daily confronted by the ingenious and the most common scams, theft, and frauds that are perpetrated in the gaming world.

Table of Contents


Chapter One - The Art of Investigations

Chapter Two - Field Investigations

Chapter Three – Marketing Considerations and Investigations

Chapter Four – Objective and Impartial Investigations

Chapter Five – Understanding the Scope of the Investigation

Chapter Six – Starting the Investigation

Chapter Seven – Written Reports

Chapter Eight – Interviews

Chapter Nine – Ethics in Investigations

Chapter Ten – Prosecution

Chapter Eleven – Jurisdictions, Regulations and Gaming Environments

Chapter Twelve – Investigations and Liability

Non-Gaming Investigations

Chapter Thirteen – Hotel Investigations

Chapter Fourteen - Food and Beverage Investigations

Chapter Fifteen – Claim Investigations

Chapter Sixteen – Vehicle Accidents and Auto Theft

Chapter Seventeen – Post Investigation Best Practices

Gaming Investigations

Chapter Eighteen - Investigative Concepts

Chapter Nineteen - Covert Surveillance Investigations

Chapter Twenty - Employee Theft and Fraud

Chapter Twenty One - Outside Agents and Collusion

Chapter Twenty Two - Gaming Investigations

Chapter Twenty Three - Cage

Chapter Twenty Four - Slots

Chapter Twenty Five - Table Games

Chapter Twenty Six - Player’s Club

Chapter Twenty Seven - Marketing Scams

Chapter Twenty Eight - Keno and Bingo

Chapter Twenty-Nine - Race and Sports Book

Chapter Thirty - Night Clubs and Party Pools





  • IOU Patrol
  • Tri-Shot Coverage
  • Audits and Close Watches
  • Common Tells of Cheating and Theft
  • Video Review and Investigation (IACSP White Paper)

About the Authors

Derk J. Boss is a gaming surveillance, security and loss prevention specialist. He has served in executive positions in security, surveillance and compliance capacities for American Casino and Entertainment Properties, Grand Casinos, Bally’s, Aztar, Del E. Web, Corp., Palms, Tropicana Entertainment and MGM Resorts.

Alan W. Zajic is a Nevada licensed, Board Certified, independent security consultant specializing in gaming and nightclub environments. He has over forty years of practical hands-on experience in security and surveillance operations including Security Director for the Sahara Tahoe and High Sierra resorts in Lake Tahoe as well as corporate security for Del E. Web, Corp. in Nevada.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / Hospitality, Travel & Tourism
COMPUTERS / Security / General
LAW / Forensic Science
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Criminology