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General Course Information for HCM415: Gaming Rules and Regulations

Course: HCM415 - Gaming Rules and Regulations
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Course Description: This course is an examination of casino operations including the basic mathematics of probability, expected value, and the house percentages. Based on the Minimum Internal Control System (MICS) negotiated through the compact and the Indian Gaming Regulation Act (IGRA) the course will review compliance issues in table games and video/slot operations as well as all areas related to rules and gaming procedures and examines concepts to protect game integrity, tribal assets and establish internal controls. Methods of scam detection and internal control systems employed by the casino will be illustrated.
Course Learning Outcomes:
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of the law, the court system and procedure as they pertain to hospitality and casino concerns.
  • Recognize and evaluate the legal ramifications of policies and practices in the hospitality and casino industries.
  • Identify potential legal problems and formulate preventive measures to limit or prevent liability within the hospitality and casino environment.
  • Analyze current and emerging legal trends of concern to the hospitality industry.
  • Evaluate ethical concerns in law in the hospitality and casino industries.
  • Demonstrate a clear understanding of major hospitality law concepts in writing and orally using proper business communications techniques.
  • Demonstrate the ability to use on-line resources to research and prepare written and oral assignments.
  • Calculate basic theoretical wins of table games probability and Slot machine probability.
  • Communicate the differences between IGRA legislation, Gaming Regulations of the Federal Register and the Tribal MICS.
  • Develop and write basic policies and procedures.
Specified Program Learning Outcomes:
  • MAJOR IN HOSPITALITY AND CASINO MANAGEMENT
    • Apply critical thinking skills and techniques in managerial decision-making processes.
    • Communicate professionally and effectively with various levels of organizational leadership, customers, and team members in a variety of formats to include oral, visual, and written.
    • Demonstrate broad-based skills including casino specific management and leadership skills, Minimum Internal Control Standards (MICS) and marketing concepts, and the unique role of Tribal Government Gaming Enterprises within the business and hospitality industry.
    • Demonstrate team problem solving tools, quality management for service organization, and a clear sense of what is required to build effective teams in the hospitality and gaming industry.
    • Employ the major components of security and surveillance methods to include game protection, asset protection, and fair gaming procedures.
    • Synthesize business policy, market opportunity, and organizational development linking technology policy with organizational strategy.
    • Utilize information and knowledge resources to maximize workplace learning, problem solving, and decision-making.

Students with Disabilities:
Students seeking special accommodations due to a disability must submit an application with supporting documentation, as explained under this subject heading in the General Catalog. Instructors are required to provide such accommodations if they receive written notification from the University.

Writing Across the Curriculum:
Students are expected to demonstrate writing skills in describing, analyzing and evaluating ideas and experiences. Written reports and research papers must follow specific standards regarding citations of an author's work within the text and references at the end of the paper. Students are encouraged to use the services of the University's Writing Center when preparing materials.

The following website provides information on APA, MLA, and other writing and citation styles that may be required for term papers and the like: http://nu.libguides.com/citations

National University Library:
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URL: http://www.nu.edu/library.

Contact the Library:

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Use the Library Training Tools (on the Library Homepage) for additional help

  • Recorded class presentations
  • Tutorials & Guides (APA/MLA, Peer-Review, and more)

Plagiarism:
Plagiarism is the presentation of someone else's ideas or work as one's own. Students must give credit for any information that is not either the result of original research or common knowledge. If a student borrows ideas or information from another author, he/she must acknowledge the author in the body of the text and on the reference page. Students found plagiarizing are subject to the penalties outlined in the Policies and Procedures section of the University Catalog, which may include a failing grade for the work in question or for the entire course. The following is one of many websites that provide helpful information concerning plagiarism for both students and faculty: http://www.indiana.edu/~wts/pamphlets/plagiarism.shtml

Ethics:
Ethical behavior in the classroom is required of every student. The course will identify ethical policies and practices relevant to course topics.

Technology:
Students are expected to be competent in using current technology appropriate for this discipline. Such technology may include word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software. Use of the internet and e-mail may also be required.

Diversity:
Learning to work with and value diversity is essential in every class. Students are expected to exhibit an appreciation for multinational and gender diversity in the classroom.

Civility:
As a diverse community of learners, students must strive to work together in a setting of civility, tolerance, and respect for each other and for the instructor. Rules of classroom behavior (which apply to online as well as onsite courses) include but are not limited to the following:

  • Conflicting opinions among members of a class are to be respected and responded to in a professional manner.
  • Side conversations or other distracting behaviors are not to be engaged in during lectures, class discussions or presentations
  • There are to be no offensive comments, language, or gestures