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Desert Diamond Casinos Case Study
The Desert Diamond Casinos in Southern Arizona stand out as some of the most popular casinos in the southwest. With locations in Tucson, Sahuarita and Why, Arizona, the Desert Diamond Casinos are an enterprise from the Tohono O’odman Nation. The casinos are filled with slots, table games, keno and bingo, and offer entertainment, hotel rooms, conference amenities and fine dining.
In all, there’s a lot for Patrick Kish, Desert Diamond Casinos’ database administrator, to keep his eyes on. It’s Kish’s job to ensure that all IT actions are operating accordingly, and maintain the security for the casinos’ servers.
One of Kish’s toughest challenges involves the regulations for security at the Desert Diamond Casinos. The casinos fall under the auspices of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC), which requires that casinos monitor the internal controls of any and all gaming systems on site.
Read this case study to see what Kish did to comply with NIGC regulations.