Every month hundreds of thousands of gamblers stream into Maryland Live Casino, leaving behind more than $50 million in revenue. Protecting that gold mine from thieves, cheats, drunks and other threats are a security force of 200 officers and a state-of-the-art surveillance operation.
Dec. 10, 2013 Marco Valdez, standing, Maryland Live’s surveillance director, talks with a man identified as surveillance operator No. 529 in the Surveillance Operations Center of the casino. More than 1,200 cameras in and around the casino are monitored from the dimly lit bunker, a room so secret that most of Maryland Live’s 3,150 employees don’t know its location. High-definition cameras can zoom in on the most minute of details. Linda Davidson/The Washington Post Buy Photo