When thinking of topics to write for Gaming & Leisure Magazine, I always wonder if I will eventually run out of topics. Perhaps one day I will have to start writing about non-security related risks and instead delve into the world of hospitality and gaming that my colleagues write about on the adjacent pages. Unfortunately, we do not operate in a world free of threats or danger. As many of my articles discuss, the risk to the hospitality sector remains high, especially considering the current emerging of business following the lockdowns experienced during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.
While all facilities have security concerns unique to their environment, hospitality tends to have a broader set of security issues than many other settings. Casinos are entertainment centers and include hotels, restaurants, shopping, and possess substantial amounts of cash. A primary factor that contributes to potential dangers is that at any given time a casino is often extremely crowded and large crowds provide an opportunity for more things to potentially happen.