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Gaming Industry Embraces Facial Recognition Software

A South Korean casino is the first to implement the new software.

VANCOUVER, Canada -- A South Korean casino has implemented the first installation of a new facial recognition technology, according to Imagis Technologies Inc., which developed the software.

The installation was made by Imagis partner API Gaming, which has offices in Las Vegas and Green Bay.

The Images ID-2000 technology is part of API's Gaming-ID suite, which is designed to identify restricted or banned players within the casino facility, according to Iain Drummond, president and CEO of Imagis. "Gaming-ID brings together a number of applications necessary for casino operators to maintain a high level of security in their facilities," he said. "Using the casino's existing surveillance cameras together with their library of banned individuals, Gaming-ID can identify threats and alert casino security faster and more efficiently than procedures in place today."

The Gaming-ID technology captures, stores and matches surveillance images quickly and easily, according to Imagis. It is intended to catalog intelligence data, identify suspects and potential risks to protect gaming facility clients, staff and properties, according to a company press release.