Across Ontario, racetracks and casinos will soon be implementing new facial recognition technology to help problem gamblers stay out of gambling venues. By the end of 2011, all 27 of Ontario’s casinos will be fitted with this new technology.More biometrics ROI.
Many jurisdictions where gambling has been legalized have required casinos to maintain a list of problem gamblers. People may opt to place themselves on that list. Casinos are required to refuse service to those on the list.
Unfortunately, there is a high potential for abuse within this system. Needless to say, taking a casino's money is never termed a gambling problem by the winner. A registered problem gambler may enter a casino to play the odds. If she wins, she leaves with her winnings. If she loses, the casino shouldn't have served her.
While imperfect, facial recognition technology can detect people enrolled in the problem gambler registry and prevent some of the losses due to the abuse of the problem gambler rolls.