IP video helps oversee gaming at the Marbella Casino
Axis megapixel cameras improve quality and level of detail when recording images from gaming activities
Most of the work of the Risk Inspection team is performed on recorded video, which is why it is critical for the recordings to be of high quality and readily accessible. The Heitel recorders and the images from the Axis cameras are a leap forward in that the technological improvement is immediately apparent compared to analog video.
The Marbella Casino has belonged to the Spanish group Cirsa since 1985. Just like any casino, it is required by law to use video systems, and therefore a number of infrastructures and equipment are updated on a regular basis. The Marbella Casino is currently in the process of migrating to IP video. Advances in technology are a major asset to casinos, because they offer new features and improvements in the quality of images, especially for the most critical aspect of their activity, which has to do with monitoring gaming operations.
The Marbella Casino has been a client of Sensorvideo, a partner of Axis Communications, since the mid-1990s. Following its advice, the Casino has been gradually incorporating the necessary hybrid and IP equipment to facilitate a smooth transition from analog video to digital video without compromising its business operations, since it only closes one day a year.
The use of Axis IP cameras with HDTV and megapixel resolution has enabled the Casino to reduce the number of cameras required to cover the gaming area, and it also delivers clearer and better quality images, which is essential to providing adequate monitoring of all the activity taking place at the Casino’s tables. It is expected that by 2014 all points where money changes hands will be covered with IP cameras, and that the video system will be 100% digital by 2016.