Sign up for World Gaming Protection Conference before Jan 1 for a chance to tour the Tropicana Catwalk CDC Newswire · December 9, 2021 at 8:57 am The WGPC is an annual conference that CONNECTS people responsible for observing, detecting, reporting, investigating or acting on undesirable activity in a casino. The event examines current and emerging threats to casino entertainment complexes and explores opportunities and practices to combat those threats. The Tropicana casino opened in Las Vegas in 1957. Back then there were no surveillance camera systems. Casinos would hire “knowledgeable people” armed with binoculars and telescopes to watch the games from a catwalk above the ceiling of the gaming floor. If you register for the World Game Protection Conference before January 1 you not only get the Early Bird discounted rate you will be eligible to go into a draw for an exclusive tour of the historic Tropicana casino catwalk. If you’re a game protection or surveillance historian this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to see how casinos used to catch cheats back in the old days.