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SPRING 2015(7 Courses)

Casino Auditing II (SPRING-2015)

This course is designed for casino audit professionals, regulatory agency staff, tribal auditors, chief financial officers, and CPAs. Topics include analysis of casino financials, slots and table games - inside the numbers, casino marketing - designing effective marketing programs, slot clubs and rewards programs, auditing and the information technology function, auditing food and beverage, auditing credit, and suspicious activity reporting requirements. 
Casino Auditing Level 1 is a pre-requisite for taking Casino Auditing Level 2.
 

InstructorToni Repetti, 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 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 at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.  She received 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).

Spring Semester: April 6 - May 29, 2015

Fee: $595

Online Delivery (24 hours/7 days 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

Toni Repetti
Price: $595.00

Introduction to Casino Management (SPRING-2015)

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

Spring Semester: April 6 - May 29, 2015

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

Online Delivery (24 hours/7 days access)

Textbook InformationIntroduction to Casino Management by Anthony F. Lucas and Jim Kilby, Copyright 2011. ISBN #: 978-0-9817399-1-5.

Gary Waters
Price: $595.00

Casino Management II (SPRING-2015)

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

Spring Semester: April 6 - May 29, 2015

Pre-requisite: Intro to Casino Management, or comparable casino experience.

Fee: $595

Online Delivery (24 hours/7 days 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: Introduction to Casino Management. Lucas, A. F. & Kilby, J (2011). Escondido, Calif.:  Okie International, Inc. ISBN#: 978-0-9817399-1-5.

Textbooks can be purchased from the publisher at http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/ 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 Marketing for Industry Professionals (SPRING-2015)

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.

InstructorRich 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

Spring Semester:  April 6 - May 29, 2015

Pre-requisite: Introduction to Casino Management, or comparable casino experience.

Fee: $595

Online Delivery (24 hours/7 days 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

Title 31 - Anti-Money Laundering (SPRING-2015)

Students will study fundamental reasons for Anti-Money Laundering techniques and learn to recognize common techniques used by criminals to accomplish laundering of illicit funds. A practical approach to risk analysis will be followed by learning the fundamental requirements of Title 31 as it applies to the Casino Business from both the Operations and back office approach. Finally, the course will look at emerging risks and technologies used to comply with Title 31.

InstructorRon Ellis, CIA, CFE, has been an industry professional working in Nevada Casinos since 1990. He has held various accounting positions and has been the Director of Internal Audit for such high-profile properties as the Hard Rock Hotel, Hyatt Gaming and the new Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in the heart of the Las Vegas strip.

Course Number: 131IG6106

Spring Semester: April 6 - May 29, 2015

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

Online Delivery (24 hours/7 days access)

Textbook Information: NONE REQUIRED

Ron Ellis
Price: $595.00

Practical Casino Math for Industry Executives (SPRING-2015)

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.

InstructorJoe 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.

Spring Semester: April 6 - May 29, 2015

Pre-requisite: Introduction to Casino Operations and Management or casino experience.

Fee: $595

Online Delivery (24 hours/7 days 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: Casino Operations Management, 2nd Edition, 2005. Kilby, J., Fox, J., & Lucas, A.F. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley. ISBN#: 0-471-26632-9

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Practical Casino Math, Second Edition. 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 - Surveillance (SPRING-2015)

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.

InstructorDarrell 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 processof 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.

Spring Semester: April 6 - May 29, 2015

Fee: $595

Online Delivery (24 hours/7 days 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