National Casino Security Association (NCSA)
The National Casino Security Association (NCSA) is a specialist casino association that was originally formed in 1987 and continues to develop and respond to developments and technological advances within the industry. Since its inception, the association has positively brought together senior casino security and surveillance professionals in the United Kingdom and regularly works in partnership with law enforcement agencies across the country and particularly specialist officers of the Metropolitan Police. This unique partnership continues to improve integrity throughout the land based casino sector.
The aim of the National Casino Security Association (NCSA) is to facilitate a lawful exchange of information and ideas pursuant to the maintenance of casino security in line with the objectives of the Gambling Act 2005 and Licensing Act 2003.
Objectives of Gambling Act 2005:
Preventing gambling from being a source of crime or disorder, being associated with crime or disorder or being used to support crime
Ensuring that gambling is conducted in a fair and open way, and
Protecting children and other vulnerable persons from being harmed or exploited by gambling
Objectives of Licensing Act 2003:
The prevention of crime and disorder
The prevention of public nuisance
The protection of children from harm
Membership of NCSA consists of senior casino security and surveillance management, many of whom are senior executives and directors from across the UK casino industry. Many members have additional responsibility for overseas operations and other gambling sectors.
The casino groups represented are:
Hippodrome Casino Ltd
Park Lane Casino
Rank Group PLC
Criteria for Membership
Membership is limited to persons who are employed by a licensed UK Casino Operating Company whose function includes control and/or management of security and/or surveillance for that company.
The association accrues no costs and holds no funds although there are formal terms of agreement. Any enquiries can in the first instance be addressed to The Chairman NCSA firstname.lastname@example.org
Many members of the NCSA are also members of the International Association of Casino Security which has similar objectives that promote integrity within the land based casino sector worldwide.