Derk has served as a senior casino executive in surveillance, security, loss prevention and compliance for over thirty years with gaming companies, such as American Casino and Entertainment Properties, Grand Casinos, Bally’s, Aztar, Del Webb, Tropicana Entertainment, and the Palms. The surveillance teams trained and led by Derk have a proven track record of continued success in the detection of cheating at gaming, advantage play, and internal and external theft and fraud.
He is also a respected author, trainer, and speaker, specializing in the fields of surveillance training and methodology, gaming protection, loss prevention, and the detection of internal and external theft and fraud. He co-authored Casino Security and Gaming Surveillance with Alan W. Zajic, CPP, CSP. Derk is an adjunct instructor for the University of Nevada, Las Vegas’s International Gaming Institute, and conducts classroom and online training in security, surveillance, and loss prevention.