Facial recognition coming to NSW clubs
Facial recognition technology will be used to identify problem gamblers in clubs and pubs across New South Wales, but critics have labelled the move an invasion of privacy that won’t crack down on money laundering, AAP reports.
The Australian Hotels Association NSW and ClubsNSW are developing a system to be rolled out across all clubs and hotels next year.
Cameras coupled with facial recognition will be used to keep people who have self-imposed bans away from poker machines.
People in gaming areas will have their face scanned and the images will be cross-checked with people who have signed up for the self-exclusion system.
The ClubsNSW chief executive, Josh Landis, said facial recognition technology was already in place in numerous…