Facial Recognition at Casinos

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        Hi LCB'ers,

        I just came across some interesting news in New Zealand. It seems that a casino, SkyCity, is going to add facial recognition technology to locate the banned gamblers in the crowd. A database of photos of problem gamblers will be used to match the players in the casino.

        Here's how it will work:
        1. SkyCity scans in a photograph of a banned problem gambler, either self-barred or excluded by the casino company.
        2. All people in the casino are subject to scanning, picking up identifying facial features and movements.
        3. The scanner references those in the scanner against the same distinctive features on photographs of banned gamblers.
        4. Any match of the banned gambler with someone inside the casino alerts security to a possible barred person.

        I wonder how well this will work. I mean you could be sitting at a slot machine and be mistaken for a banned player. What do you think of facial recognition in casinos and the possibility of this coming to a casino near you?
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        I don't much foresee any problems. The original problem gambler has to have a photo scanned for the programme (and I'll wager name, DOB are included).
        If security comes across a player who 'appears' to be said person, it's all rather cleared up quickly when comparing photos and ID
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        I have some pretty heavy bets that Las Vegas casinos, particularly the larger corporation ones have already had that technology installed.  Yet probably no one outside of the surveillance, owner, and finance team knows about it.
        Mainly because that's the problem that plagues casinos these days.  Is when a barred or self excluded player actually comes back in.  Either A to feed that need or B do whatever dirty act again that got them barred in the first place.
        Causes a casino a large amount of issues.
        For the excluded gambler, like here in Iowa.
        -If a casino doesn't act upon a known problem gambler being in the casino within a certain period of time or actually allows a problem gambler to leave with there profits.  This could actually result in a fine for the actual casino company.  Plus have trespassing charges brought upon the problem gambler.
        If the person is simply barred:
        This could cause an issue mainly because they must have done something wrong.  Either A it being cheating, B getting too drunk, or C whatever would cause someone to get banned.  Then it could cause for the problem to be reinstated.

        As long as when they do approach you.  They don't cause a scene or cause much embarrassment.  I don't see this being an issue.  I'd imagine it would at first be a simple, asking for your ID.  Then calling up to Surveillance, and verifying against the database.  To see if the ID and information matches.
        I don't see this being an exact issue.
        Yet if they make it like some big sting like atmosphere I would probably be a bit scarred off to never come back again.  Especially if it was a mistake.  It would even probably scare the problem gambler away too.
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        I believe the technology itself isnt that new (which leads me to believe that you may be right cheetahwind).

        Every technology has its flaws, but as long as there is a person controling the whole process I dont see many possible issues.
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        I don't really see the need in facial recognition, they should just start scanning everyone's ID instead of 30 being the cut off. It would save all the confusion and mistakes with facial features. 
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          I think it's definitely a necessity however, a "good" problem gambler will know these casinos will have this software and no doubt wear a disguise!

          There was a case recently where a known problem gambler was allowed in, they lost millions and the gambler sued the casino because they let them in.  I can see this software will certainly pay for itself in a very short time.
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          Facial recognition is already used by law enforcement so I don't think there will be problems with that, as long as they verify the results on the computer with their own eyes.
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          fried-eggs wrote:

          I don't really see the need in facial recognition, they should just start scanning everyone's ID instead of 30 being the cut off. It would save all the confusion and mistakes with facial features. 



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          I don't really see the need in facial recognition, they should just start scanning everyone's ID instead of 30 being the cut off. It would save all the confusion and mistakes with facial features. 


          It would definitely be the much cheaper option but could imagine the lines to get in?

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