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Casinos and Racetracks Gearing Up for 2011

BIOMETRICS

November 25, 2010

Ontario gambling outlets are gearing up for the implementation of biometric systems designed to aid self-described gambling addicts, CBC News reports. In 2011, the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) will outfit casinos and racetrack slot rooms with facial recognition video cameras that will send an alert to staff when someone who has self-registered with the system walks through the doors, the report states. The facility's security staff would then "talk to the person and remind them about the requirements and counsel them to leave," said OLG spokesman Rui Brum. The system was designed with data protection in mind and has been lauded by the provincial privacy commissioner.
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