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CASINO MANAGEMENT: A STRATEGIC APPROACH
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Item #: 480 -

    The author looks at casino management from both the external and internal influences, and gives a close strategic view of how casinos operate and the factors that influence their success. Numerous topics including product, price, place and promotion. Includes nine vignettes that capture current issues (such as crisis planning and security). Special emphasis is placed on market planning and the connection between entertainment and industry. Chapters include Casino Management and Politics, Legal...

    CASINO OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT
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    Item #: 9780471266327 -

      In 19 major chapters, the authors cover the Premium Player segmen, Currency Reporting, Casino Cage and Credit Collections, Slot Management, Introduction to Table Games, Table Game Operations and Casino Accounting. The section on Slot Management covers floor configuration, the floor layout and customer behavior, how to determine slot win and the importance of hit frequency. The casino marketing chapter explains slot clubs, cash mail or direct marketing promotions offering cash incentives, a...

      CASINO PIT MANAGEMENT AND SUPERVISOR TRAINING MANUAL
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      Item #: 616043911922 -

        Joseph, who is also a cheating and surveillance expert, presents a manual for the new supervisor. Focus begins with accepting the fact that the people who used to work with you now work for you so your attitude toward them has to change, followed with information about how to watch the games and dealers, what to look for in errors and/or cheating potential, what to do when players request cocktails and how to handle rating slips. Includes worksheets to make learning the trade easier. 127 Pgs....

        CASINO SUPERVISION: BASIC GUIDE
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        Item #: 9780913421000 -

          Designed to be useful for dealers and supervisors who want to improve their skills, this book covers more than a dozen areas including basic casino supervision, supervisory styles, what makes a supervisor effective or ineffective, communication skills, motivation, and special situations. 204 pgs, paperback, 1991

          CASINO-OLOGY
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          Item #: 9780929712277 -

            Subtitled The Art of Managing Casino Games, this book reveals how casinos approach the games and the players in their pit. A casino consultant and former casino manager, Zender believes management is an art and argues against excessive concern about card counters and shuffle trackers, believing the casino manager is better off if he concentrates on increasing profits. He also believes controlled dice rollers are no threat, addresses player tracking systems, the 6-5 blackjack payout, marketing...

            CASINO-OLOGY 2
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            Item #: 9781935396437 -

              Bill Zender's Casino-ology took the art of casino management to new levels by introducing superior mathematical concepts to improve efficiencies within a casino operation. But after struggling through one of the worst financial periods in history, the gaming world has changed. It's imperative that casino managers be reactive to evolving markets, and 'Casino-ology 2' addresses all the issues relevant to a challenging new gaming environment. In 'Casino-ology 2', Zender again confronts the gaming...

              COMPLETE POKER ROOM
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              Item #: 616043916514 -

                Based on the author's 30 years of experience dealing and managing poker rooms. Sections include general rules for poker room management, and specific rules in question-answer format keyed to stud, hold'em, Omaha and draw games. The step-by-step for opening a room, including furniture, equipment, specific charts, paperwork; dealer training; proper procedures for tournaments; house rules. 96 pgs, paperback, 1998   Table of Contents Rules Starting A Poker Room Dealer Training Games...

                COMPLIANCE OFFICER%27S CASINO CARD ROOM HANDBOOK
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                Item #: 616043911946 -

                  Subtitled "(For the Layperson) to AML (Anti-Money Laundering) Policy and Procedures" this is an excellent reference book packed full with essential data and information to assist the Compliance Officer and his her committee to assure a complete and comprehensive written program as required by US Federal regulations. This is an much needed tool and reference book which should be at arm’s reach. It consists of a combination of useful everyday ideology and direction with excerpts...

                  CONRAD%27S CORNER
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                  Item #: 616043911953 -

                    An expert on marketing, customer service, and promotion, Conrad offers ideas and examples on how to innovate, solve problems, and train personnel. Mid-management or publicity directors can find money-making and money-saving ideas here. 190 Pgs. 2000

                    CONTEMPORARY CASINO TABLE GAME DESIGN
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                    Item #: 9781883423179 -

                      Just 25 years ago, Blackjack, Craps, Roulette and Baccarat were the mainstay of casino table games. With Caribbean Stud, Let it Ride, Three Card Poker, and the Texas Hold'em boom starting in 2002, the landscape of the casino has been dramatically transformed. New table games, bonuses, progressives and side bets are flooding the market. Today almost every casino offers a wide selection of proprietary table games. "Contemporary Casino Table Game Design" was written to fill the...

                      HOTEL AND MOTEL MANAGEMENT
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                      Item #: 978013099089 -

                        Offers job seekers essential information about a variety of careers within the hotel and motel management field and includes training and education requirements, salary statistics, and professional and Internet resources. Chapters focus on an overview of the field, education and training, searching for a job, the 'front' of the house and 'the back' of the house. 152 pgs, paperback, 2004

                        INTRODUCTION TO CASINO MANAGEMENT
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                        Item #: 9780981739915 -

                          As gaming expands across the globe, there is a growing need for clear guidance through the confusing world of casino operations. "Introduction to Casino Management" carefully explains gaming operations to those with little or no knowledge of the business. Written by experts with over 60 years of combined industry experience, this text provides in-depth coverage of key operating issues and practices. Both students and gaming professionals alike will appreciate this comprehensive guide...

                          NICK GULLO%27S GUIDE: OPERATING A PROFESSIONAL POKER ROOM
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                          Item #: 616043912004 -

                            In the casino business since graduating from Loyola University Law School, Gullo began his formal experience in the casino business in 1965, working his way up from a shill to the owner and president of a casino. In 35 chapters, he covers all aspects of running a poker room, including general procedures, the shuffle and cut, wagering rules, employee rules, the rake, fills, running chips, brushing, blinds (specifically how to handle missed blinds), general button procedures, and kill pots....

                            OFFICIAL RULES, REGULATIONS & PROCEDURES FOR POKER
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                            Item #: 9781450701686 -

                              If you play poker in various casinos, you know that each one seems to have unique rules and procedures. This book tries to create a standardized set of rules for the benefit of the house and the player. Divided into 17 chapters, it covers general rules, dealing procedure, ranking of suits, betting terms, button procedures, stud-type games, draw-games, kill games, Chinese poker. 74 Pgs. 1998

                              OVER THE TOP
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                              Item #: 9781403391360 -

                                In classical literature, Sisyphus, a minor league trickster who played around a little too much in the big leagues, got his just desserts by eternally having to push rocks uphill only to watch them fall back down again. Can we achieve another result, or are we condemned to never achieving our goals? This book examines the Sisyphus dilemma as a metaphor for modern organizational life, and suggests ways of coping with our duties, acquiring contentment, and achieving resultsseeing the rock go...

                                RACE AND SPORTS HANDBOOK 2ND EDITION
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                                Item #: 9780470301753 -

                                  UNLV graduate Helmbold spent 16 years in the gaming industry and has compiled a handbook for people who want to work in the casino's race and sports book or for those who want to know exactly how these departments put up their numbers/odds/payoffs, etc. Starting with racing and wagering on thoroughbreds, he moves to quarter horses, harness and greyhounds before crossing over to basketball, football, baseball and hockey. One part is devoted to the futures, to back of the house operations,...

                                  RAVING CASINO HANDBOOK SERIES (5 BOOK SET)
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                                  Item #: 616043912011 -

                                    A series of handbooks on the subjects of leadership, service, hosting, and player development, this work was compiled from articles written by Raving Consultants two senior strategists. Designed to provoke strategic thought around the areas of casino management and leadership. Focus is uniquely on the customer. Compilation, paperback, 2006

                                    SPORTS BOOK MANAGEMENT: GUIDE FOR THE LEGAL BOOKMAKER
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                                    Item #: 616043912028 -

                                      Completely revised in '98, this is the most important book ever written for the person planning to enter legalized sports and race book management in Nevada. Covers accepting bets on all major sports, plus boxing. Valuable for anyone researching the subject or seeking to understand the variety of bets available, including parlay cards, future wagers, linemaking theory, house rules, terminology, payoffs, percentages and prices, proposition bets and taxes on wagering. Includes a...

                                      TABLE GAMES MANAGEMENT
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                                      Item #: 9780942828481 -

                                        Whose responsibility is it to order more chips when a table game is running short? Who should check the dice when they return to make sure they have not been changed or altered? What are the factors that affect hold, including service issues and casino climate? This book answers these and many more questions and discusses the various Nevada Revised Statutes regarding asset protection (avoiding cheaters), with examples of laws that reference card switching, bet switching, bet capping, bet...

                                        THE CASINO INDUSTRY LEXICON
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                                        Item #: 9781478126348 -

                                          'The Casino Industry Lexicon' has over three hundred and seventy-five words every casino guest should know. Learn the insider language of the casino world and be in command of your gaming experience. Each word is concisely defined and expanded with valuable insightful information. The knowledge one will gain can be used to save money, settle disputes and give you the upper hand against the casinos. The authors have close to sixty years of combined experience on the casino gaming floor...

                                          THE CASINO MANAGEMENT HANDBOOK: INCREASING CASINO PROFITS
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                                          Item #: 616043912042 -

                                            An excellent guide in five solid chapters that cover: Understanding Important Formulas and Definitions in Gaming (including The Drop, House Advantage, Expected Win from Individual Players, Win or Loss, The Hold, Long-Term Hold and Expected Hold, Expected Win. He follows with Management Strategies for Casino Craps; Understanding Key Concepts in Gambling (Significance of the House Advantage; Accounting for Irregularities in the Hold; Adjusting the House Advantage to Maximize Profitability); and...

                                            THE GAMING INDUSTRY INTRODUCTION & PERSPECTIVE
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                                            Item #: 9780471129271 -

                                              For anyone interested in pursuing or advancing a career in the gaming industry this is an ideal reference. It covers historical background and regulatory aspects of gaming; explores all facets of casino operations and examines the math and technology of casino operations. 270 Pgs. 1996 hardcover

                                              TRADE LIKE A CASINO: FIND YOUR EDGE MANAGE RISK AND WIN LIKE THE HOUSE
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                                              Item #: 9780470933091 -

                                                While trading is a difficult endeavor, it's still possible to make money doing so in today's markets. The real question is: How can you achieve this goal? What is required is adapting a successful existing business model to this speculative arena. The model that makes most sense is the "casino paradigm" and nobody understands it better than author Richard Weissman - a professional trader with over fifteen years of experience consulting and training traders and risk managers. And now, with...