Casinos are testing facial recognition technology

Casinos are testing facial recognition technology

Several gambling license holders are testing facial recognition technology to monitor banned customers and those who have placed themselves on a self-exclusion list, according to reports in the local media.

When discussing plans to give the government more power to implement harm measures and issue greater fines, Craig Harley said of the technology:

Many of the regions gambling license holders have already invested heavily in the platform at a substantial cost in order to minimize the risks and harms of problem gambling.

The technology has divided opinions in Australia after a consumer group investigation found that a number of major Australian retailers were using similar software to create face prints of customers without their knowledge or prior consent.

Star Entertainment, one of Australia’s largest gambling companies who is currently under investigation for money-laundering activities, has already implemented the technology in its casino.

Summary:

Queensland gambling license holders are testing facial recognition technology to monitor banned customers and those who have placed themselves on a self-exclusion list. The technology has divided opinions in Australia following a consumer group investigation’s findings that a number of major Australian retailers including Kmart and Bunnings were using similar software.