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April 2009

Adjusting the Iris

World Game Protection is zooming in on casino surveillance training.

Following on from the World Game Protection Conference and Surveillance Directors Academy, our big hairy audacious goal over the next couple of years is to develop a series of "surveillance specific" 2-day training courses that will drill down on relative knowledge and skills required to be a surveillance professional in the 21st Century.

Why are we doing this? Well, we want to take casino surveillance to another level. We want to put the "ur" in surveillance baby - URRRRR!

Surveillance professionals know that the devil is in the detail and that's what we want to teach. Starting with quality content, solution driven and performance proven instructors, we want to design courses that have measurable ROI and increase the value of the surveillance operation to their casino organization.

We have created a new training page with a calendar of events on our website:

As courses are developed, information will be made available through this page. You can also access the calendar of events in the upcoming training box at the bottom of the Catwalk.

Next month we'll be kicking off the 2-day training course series with the "Masters of Game Protection" in St. Louis (see below). The Masters will bring together four of the leading instructors in the business to conduct seminars on table games cheating, electronic games protection, poker cheating and advantage play.

In August we will be conducting "Electronic Games Protection" at the new M Resort in Las Vegas. Some people call them slot machines. We call them computers. This course is not for "coin-stringers". Stay tuned for information on this and other courses planned.

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WGPC09 wrap up

In closing this week, I would just like to thank all of you that attended and supported the World Game Protection Conference at Caesars Palace last month. For those who couldn't make it, we hope to see you next year.

"There's 3 kind of people in the world. Those who can count and those who can't".

Enjoy the game...

Willy J. Allison

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