The Comprehensive Guide to Casino Security

A Handbook of Tools, Strategies, and Training (First Edition)
Anthony V. DiSalvatore, CPP, PSP, PCI, CFE, CLSD
©2018, 454 pages
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    The Comprehensive Guide to Casino Security: A Handbook of Tools, Strategies, and Training gives casino security professionals the skills and knowledge they need to understand their roles and responsibilities and make quick, correct decisions during casino security-related incidents.

    Topics include:
    • The tools, equipment, and training that ensure both safety and protection
    • Emergency procedures
    • Response plans
    • Ethics
    • Professionalism
    • The selection and training of casino security professionals
    • Various form samples to serve as guides for working professionals

    A question-and-answer section at the end of the book will allow leaders of casino security teams to test the knowledge of their personnel to ensure mastery of the content, thus enabling them to function within the standards of the industry and the boundaries of the law. The Comprehensive Guide to Casino Security is a complete resource for existing casino security departments.

    Anthony V. DiSalvatore, CPP, PSP, PCI, CFE, CLSD, holds an associate’s degree in arts and science from Gloucester County College, a bachelor’s degree in law and justice from Glassboro State College, a master's degree in education administration from Seton Hall University and a second master’s degree in criminal justice from Rutgers University. He has over thirty years of experience working in security-related positions, and has been involved in the design, implementation, and operation of security at casinos, hotels, and entertainment complexes across the country. Mr. DiSalvatore is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and a Certified Lodging Security Director (CLSD). He is a member of the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS) and the Gaming and Wagering Protection Council. He has been recognized by ASIS as a Triple Crown recipient for being certified as a Certified Protection Professional (CPP), Physical Security Professional (PSP), and Professional Certified Investigator. (PCI).

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    Adopting instructors will receive 12 PowerPoint presentations on various casino security-related topics, from detecting fraudulent IDs to accident investigations to fires and evacuations, and more; a test bank featuring over 350 individual questions and 27 unique question sets; and 20 useful forms for casino security, including a safety tour checklist, a lost and found form, a key log, a hurricane event damage form, a fire extinguisher inspection form, and more.
    Read the book review of The Comprehensive Guide to Casino Security: A Handbook of Tools, Strategies, and Training in Security Management, a publication of ASIS International.