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FALL 2013(7 Courses)

Casino Management II (FALL-2013)

This course is designed to further identify, contrast, and compare basic casino department management procedures as studied in the Introduction to Casino Management course. Students will examine and discuss the relationship between the casino department and other departments in a hotel/casino environment and utilize supply chain management, customer relationship management, and product life-cycle management concepts to develop an overall experience.

Instructor:

Peter Eghoian, possesses over twenty-five years of combined Table Games and Slot Operations experience. He has held positions of increasing responsibility throughout his tenure, during which he was actively involved with performance analysis, project management, property acquisition, budgeting, strategic planning, hiring, department training, property training, and cultural development.

Course Number: 

Fall Semester - September 30 - November 22, 2013

Prerequisite: Intro to Casino Management, or comparable casino experience.

Fee: $595 (CEUs can be awarded for an additional fee payable to UNLV Educational Outreach)

Online Delivery (24 hour/7day access)

Textbook Information:

Title: Casino Operations Management

2nd Edition, 2005

Authors: Kilby, J., Fox, J., & Lucas, A.F.

Publisher: Hoboken, NJ: Wiley

ISBN# 0-471-26632-9

Textbooks can be purchased from the publisher at wiley.com, or from www.amazon.com. If ordering from out of the country, it is suggested that you order early and directly from the publisher at wiley.com.

Peter Eghoian
Price: $595.00

Casino Auditing I (FALL-2013)

This course is intended to help the student develop or enhance your casino internal controls, policies, and procedures. Topics include casino internal control and management's responsibility, internal audit and the regulatory process, currency transactions reporting, minimum internal control standards (MICS) and the system of internal control, casino cage, slots, table games, casino fraud, and analyzing casino operations.

Instructor:

Toni Repetti Ph.D., who has over 19 years of gaming experience in all areas of operations and 16 years in Finance and Accounting, has held positions with various levels of responsibility in finance from Analyst to Corporate Director of Finance for numerous properties. Her experience includes working with Las Vegas Strip properties, Midwest casinos, and tribal gaming properties, in areas of budgeting, strategic planning, analysis, property acquisitions, financial reporting, compliance, system implementation, training, and audit. Toni is also an Assistant Professor for undergraduate and graduate finance, accounting and gaming courses in the William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She received a Ph.D. in Hotel Administration with a major in finance and a minor in gaming from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, a Masters of Business Administration from Colorado State University and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She is also a certified managerial accountant (CMA) and a certified hospitality educator (CHE).

Course Number: 133G6113

Summer Semester -September 30 - November 22, 2013

Fee: $595 (CEUs can be awarded for an additional fee payable to UNLV Educational Outreach)

Online Delivery (24 hour/7day access)

Textbook Information:

Title: Casino Accounting and Financial Management, 2nd edition

Author: Greenlees

Publisher: University of Nevada Press

Approximate Cost: $55

Textbook can be purchased from the UNLV Bookstore - http://unlv.bncollege.com, or Amazon.com.

Toni Repetti
Price: $595.00

Practical Casino Math for Industry Executives (FALL-2013)

Practical Casino Math for Industry Executives

Course Description

This class is designed for industry professionals who want to understand and apply some basic math to their operational knowledge.  You will learn how to calculate statistical advantage for the most popular casino games.  More importantly, we will take that foundation and give you tools and suggestions to apply it to your operation in order to increase margins and give you a comfort level with unusual situations.  Game management, spread, mix, volatility and slot floor mangement are just a few of the topics that this class will cover.  Theoretical win, comps, rebates, discounts, airfare, promo chips, dead chip programs, staffing and utility will also be discussed.  We would like for you to take away the knowledge to ask the important questions of operations and marketing personnel, no matter what your environment.

Instructor

Joe Wilcock spent 25+ years working in industry at properties such as Caesars Palace, Caesars Tahoe, The Sands, Dunes and Golden Nugget, opening The Mirage in 1989.  As the VP of Table Games, he designed, staffed and opened Treasure Island in 1993.  He was hired as the Senior VP of Casino Operations at MGM Grand and opened The Mansion Casino while in that position.  During his career, he taught casino management classes at UNLV and introduced the first ever casino internship in Las Vegas at The Mirage in 1991.  He was the first casino executive to use roulette and baccarat displays and roulette chipping machines in the United States.  He also introduced genuine London-style Single Zero Roulette to Las Vegas.

COURSE REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Fall Semester - September 30 - November 22, 2013

Prerequisite:  Introduction to Casino Operations and Management or casino experience.

FEE:  $595

Online Delivery with 24-Hour, 7-Day Access

The UNLV International Gaming Institute (IGI) has partnered with the Division of Educational Outreach to offer you the opportunity to earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) upon successful completion of any of the IGI's Online Casino Management Courses.  Please contact:  Cristen.Kardeke@unlv.edu for more information.

 

Textbook Information:

Title: Casino Operations Management, 2nd Edition, 2005
Authors: Kilby, J., Fox, J., & Lucas, A.F.
Publisher: Hoboken, NJ: Wiley
ISBN# 0-471-26632-9

and

Title Practical Casino Math, Second Edition
Authors: Anthony Cabot and Robert Hannum,

Electronic Edition Only, provided via email. The cost is $12. Email instructor for further details.

Joe Wilcock
Price: $595.00

Dispatch Central Security Operations - Comms - Surveillance (FALL-2013)

Every security department has a Control Center which acts as a hub of communications for dispatching officers, watching video, receiving calls, and documenting its activity. No matter the size of your operation, you know that the staff, the equipment, and the procedures used in this room are vital to protecting the assets of your facility. This course will drill down to the details of how to manage the staff, operate the equipment, and create procedures that will increase the efficiency of your entire department. Topics will include everything from the design of the room and purchasing the equipment to managing crises that save lives and protect the company.

Instructor:

Darrell Clifton, CPP is the Director of Security at Circus Circus Hotel Casino in Reno,
Nevada. During his 25 years in Security Management, he has specialized in the process
of prevention and protection of assets. He is a nationally recognized expert on
Workplace Violence, Hotel Security, Casino Security and Surveillance, Crime
Prevention, Emergency Preparedness & Business Continuity, Drug Recognition, and
Policies and Procedures. He was named by Security Magazine as one of the most influential
people in the security industry. His book, Hospitality Security, outlines industry best
practices and standards to security professionals worldwide.

COURSE REGISTRATION INFORMATION:

Spring Semester - September 30 - November 22, 2013

Fee: $595

Online Delivery (24 hour/7day access)

The UNLV International Gaming Institute (IGI) has partnered with the Division of Educational Outreach to offer you the opportunity to earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) upon successful completion of any of the IGI's Online Casino Management Courses. Please contact: Cristen.Kardeke@unlv.edu for more information.

Textbook Information: NONE REQUIRED

Darrell Clifton
Price: $595.00

Introduction to Casino Management (FALL-2013)

This course is designed to identify, contrast, and compare basic casino department management procedures. At the conclusion of the course, students will be able to and apply the basic procedures of managing a casino within a resort setting. Students will examine and discuss the relationship between the casino department and other departments in a hotel/casino environment. Course content will focus on game selection, controls, layouts, gaming development and customer service.

Instructor:

Gary Waters

Fall Semester - September 30 - November 22, 2013

Fee: $595 (CEUs can be awarded for an additional fee payable to UNLV Educational Outreach)

Online Delivery (24 hour/7day access)

Textbook Information:

Anthony F. Lucas & Jim Kilby, Introduction to Casino Management, Copyright 2011, Published by Okie International, Inc, Escondido, California, ISBN: 978-0-9817399-1-5. The contact information for that text is jimkilby@att.net and his phone number is 702.436.7954.

Gary Waters
Price: $595.00

Best Practices in Casino and Gaming Protection (FALL-2013)

This course covers overall surveillance department operation and the core skills necessary for both the individual investigator, and the department, to succeed in the protection of the business. Key surveillance skills and a thorough knowledge of casino and hotel operations are stressed. Methods to protect operations and to detect cheating at gaming, advantage play and internal and external theft and fraud are provided.

Instructor:

Derk Boss, CFP, CPP, CSP, is a respected author, instructor, and speaker, specializing in the fields of surveillance training and methodology, gaming protection, loss prevention, and the detection of internal and external theft and fraud.

Fall Semester -September 30 - November 22, 2013

Fee: $595 (CEUs can be awarded for an additional fee payable to UNLV Educational Outreach)

Online Delivery (24 hour/7day access)

Textbook information:

Title: Casino Security and Gaming Surveillance

Authors: Derk J. Boss & Alan W. Zajic

CAT: #. AU7827

ISBN: 9781420087826

ISBN: 10: 1420087827

Cost: Approximately $79.95 - plus shipping

Ordering Online: www.CRCpress.com

Derk Boss
Price: $595.00

Casino Marketing for Industry Professionals (FALL-2013)

Enables students to combine all of the elements necessary to create, maintain, and grow a casino marketing program for all types of gaming environments. They will learn how to evaluate the marketing environment, analyze and identify marketing opportunties, define and select target customers and plan marketing programs.

Instructor:

Rich Lehman has over 30 years of gaming experience and is a former educator in developing gaming operations. He is an expert in slot operations, game development and marketing through his tenure as a high level executive for companies such as Caesars Palace, Boyd Gaming, Circus Circus, Park Place Entertainment, Navegante Gaming where he held positions as Vice President of Slots, Vice President of Casino, and General Manager.

 

Rich’s superior administrative and writing abilities set him apart from most operational executives. He has written numerous articles on player tracking, player tracking system design, database development and gaming management and authored a book called Slot Operations: The Myth and the Math which was published in 2002 by the University of Reno, Nevada.

Areas of expertise include:

  • Game / System Development / Slot Operations Management
  • Casino / Slot Marketing / Player Tracking / Player Bonusing Systems
  • Business Planning and Development
  • Database Development

COURSE REGISTRATION INFORMATION:

Spring Semester - September 30 - November 22, 2013

Prerequisite: Introduction to Casino Management, or comparable casino experience.

Fee: $595

Online Delivery (24 hour/7day access)

The UNLV International Gaming Institute (IGI) has partnered with the Division of Educational Outreach to offer you the opportunity to earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) upon successful completion of any of the IGI's Online Casino Management Courses. Please contact: Cristen.Kardeke@unlv.edu for more information.

Textbook Information: NONE REQUIRED

Rich Lehman
Price: $595.00