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HOM 106 - Introduction to Casino Gaming

Credits: 3
3 Lecture Hours

This course is designed to acquaint students with all facets of the casino gaming industry within the hospitality industry. The history of gaming, and overview of the games of chance, the economic, sociological and cultural impact of casinos and the future of the industry will be discussed. Emphasis will also be placed on the casino hotels, food and beverage operations and the differentiation of various gaming entities.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Recite factors that contribute toward the development of the casino industry.
  2. Describe the different types of gambling.
  3. Describe the organization of casinos in the USA and other parts of the world.
  4. Assess the economic and sociological impact of the casino.
  5. Describe the psychology of gambling.
  6. Recognize the four “P’s” used in casino marketing.
  7. Evaluate current and future trends in casino industry.
Listed Topics
  1. History of Gambling and Casinos
  2. Psychology of Gambling
  3. Casino Laws and Regulations
  4. Gaming Entities
  5. Casino Operations
  6. Marketing and Slots
  7. Surveillance and Security
  8. Future of Casino Gambling
Reference Materials
Textbook, videos, periodicals, transparencies, guest speaker(s), facility tour.
Approved By: Bullock, Quintin Date Approved: 05/09/2019

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