Guiding casino professionals in a complex world

Dacia Schuitema

Director of Surveillance Oaklawn Racing & Gaming

Dacia Schuitema is the Director of Surveillance at Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort in Hot Springs, Arkansas. She has over 23 years experience in casino surveillance, starting as a Surveillance Operator at The Mill Casino in Oregon in 1999. After 14 years at The Mill, Dacia moved to Clearwater Casino in Suquamish, Washington as the Surveillance Manager for 4 years.

In 2018 she accepted her current position as Director of Surveillance at Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort, one of the premier horse racing tracks in the country. Dacia is an active member of the Oregon Surveillance Network and SharkNet.

Lessons Learned Since the Introduction of Electronic Table Games
In a survey at last years WGPC 86% of participants said they did not know enough about Electronic Table Games to protect them and 94% said they had not received good support and information from manufacturers. With little training or guidance on how best to protect these new games, the ETGs are falling victim to never-before-seen cheating scams. Casino operators – it’s time to take charge. What have we learned since these flashy alien ships from far far away started space invading our casinos?

In this discussion a panel of experts talk about the good, the bad and the ugly of electronic table games and analyze the reasons why they have become targets for cheats. Through a game protection lens panelists will share advice on how to best protect these mysterious and proprietary “games of the future.”

Director of Surveillance Oaklawn Racing & Gaming