June 17, 2021

Strong take-up of facial recognition technology in gaming venues

More than 230 gambling venues in South Australia have installed Facial Recognition Technology, as part of moves aimed at tackling gambling-related harm in South Australia.

Attorney-General Vickie Chapman said venues have been able to install the technology following on from the commencement of sweeping gambling reforms in December last year.

“Under the reforms, hotels and clubs with more than 30 poker machines where any of those machines are able to accept bank notes, must use facial recognition technology to help detect people who have barred themselves or have been barred due to issues associated with gambling-related harm,” Attorney-General Chapman said.

“Facial recognition technology must also be operated at the Adelaide Casino.

“Since early December, when these reforms came into effect, more than 50 million faces have been scanned using facial recognition technology in South…

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