This unit of study investigates the planning, management and operational requirements of casino and gaming facilities. The aims of the unit of study are: to develop the student's analytical and problem solving skills in the management of gaming operations; to analyse the development of casino and gaming complexes in Australia and other international countries, and to evaluate the social and economic impacts of casinos. Topics to be covered include: casino operating environment, table games, staffing, forecasting, probability theory and games, and simulation.

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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Analyse and evaluate the social and economic impacts of the casino and gaming industry;  
  2. Evaluate and apply effective strategic and tactical techniques in casino operations;  
  3. Solve probability and mathematical problems of several casino games;  
  4. Develop excel simulation spreadsheets for popular casino games; and  
  5. Analyse key aspects from the current literature related to the current and future trends within the casino industry.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Project Industry 30%
Other Simulation 20%
Examination Final Examination 50%

Required reading

Casino Operations Management,
Kilby, J., Fox, J. and Lucas, A 2005
New York: John Wiley.

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