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Expert: Casinos have invested heavily in security since 2017 shooting but there’s more to do – CDC Gaming Reports

Expert: Casinos have invested heavily in security since 2017 shooting but there’s more to do – CDC Gaming Reports

Las Vegas casinos have spent millions of dollars upgrading camera systems and adding artificial intelligence to detect threats in the aftermath of the Oct 1, 2017 mass shooting on the Strip that killed 58 people. Despite those efforts, gaming security expert Douglas Florence Sr., a former director of surveillance at the Mirage and Rio resorts and executive director of security at the Hard Rock Las Vegas, said casinos need to further upgrade their systems and curtail threats. Florence was a featured speaker Friday at UNLV Boyd School of Law’s day-long conference dealing with artificial intelligence and biometrics. Prior to the mass shooting, Florence said casinos operated “in an analog world.” Cameras have since upgraded to digital over a larger footprint on their properties to provide a high-definition images and use of artificial intelligence software to interpret them. “The analog convergence is still going on here in Vegas and since 2017
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