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Australian Casino Uses Facial Recognition Cameras to Identify Potential Thieves

Australian Casino Uses Facial Recognition Cameras to Identify Potential Thieves

An Australian casino is getting a biometric security upgrade after an employee tried to smuggle a $5,000 chip out of the building in a sock. Though the aspiring thief was caught by overhead CCTV cameras, Sydney’s Star Casino has nevertheless decided to deploy new facial recognition cameras to assist its large surveillance team. Specifically, The…

Electronic Gaming Operator GVC Holdings Picks Jumio For Player Onboarding

Electronic Gaming Operator GVC Holdings Picks Jumio For Player Onboarding

GVC Holdings, an electronic gaming operator, is going to take advantage of Jumio‘s ID verification technology for player onboarding, the companies have announced. Customer verification is a critical matter for GVC. The company doesn’t offer Angry Birds-type gaming services, but rather the online gambling variety, with brands in its portfolio like ‘Partypoker’ and ‘Casino Club’.…

Casino Software Provider Embraces Acuant ID Verification

Casino Software Provider Embraces Acuant ID Verification

“End users will scan their government-issued IDs, and Acuant’s technology will immediately verify their age, allowing the system to issue their player cards.” Acuant‘s identity verification technology has been adopted by MGT Micro Gaming Technologies, a provider of player tracking software to casinos. MGT will use Acuant’s AssureID and AcuFill software for casino guest registration.…

Gambling App Embraces Face ID Security, Apple Pay Funding

Gambling App Embraces Face ID Security, Apple Pay Funding

Sweden-based LeoVegas is bringing Apple Pay and facial recognition to its mobile gambling platform, the company has announced. The support for Apple Pay will arrive first in the UK, where market regulations and a licensing system are in place to support the integration. In a statement, LeoVegas asserted that 55 percent of its users in…

French Casino Patrons May Soon Access Services Via Biometric Smart Cards

French Casino Patrons May Soon Access Services Via Biometric Smart Cards

A major French casino and hotel operator is testing out biometric access control in a program that could dramatically expand in scope if initial tests prove successful. The company, Group Partouche, is currently working with MeReal Biometrics to leverage the latter’s smart card technology. In addition to containing the standard identity information associated with smart…

Beyond The MacBook: 3 Places Consumers Still Need Biometrics

Beyond The MacBook: 3 Places Consumers Still Need Biometrics

Last week Apple finally brought Touch ID biometrics to its MacBook Pro, making good on longstanding rumors that the fingerprint scanning functionality was coming to the laptop in order to take advantage of Apple Pay on the web. The MacBook Pro isn’t the first laptop to feature an embedded fingerprint sensor – Lenovo has had…

Swedish Lottery Operator Orders Safran Tech

Swedish Lottery Operator Orders Safran Tech

Svenska Spel, a Swedish lottery operator, has ordered 3,000 lottery terminals from Safran Identity & Security. The contract also entails related services and the use of a download server. The ELITE lottery terminals enable ID document authentication and fingerprint recognition. Over 50,000 of the units have already been sold in Europe. In a statement announcing…

Gaming Laptop Uses Biometrics for Contactless UX

Gaming Laptop Uses Biometrics for Contactless UX

PC gaming electronics specialist Alienware has announced a new notebook that features eye-tracking technology from Tobii Tech. It’s called the Alienware 17, and there are a number of ways in which it takes advantage of the technology. One is a function called ‘Wake on Gaze’, which brings the notebook out of sleep mode when the…

Synaptics Brings Biometrics to Clevo Notebooks’ Touchpads

Synaptics Brings Biometrics to Clevo Notebooks’ Touchpads

Electronic notebook maker Clevo has incorporated Synaptics‘ SecurePad technology into its newest gamer-focused devices. Rolling out under the brands Aftershock, Azom Systems, CJscope, Monster, and Sager, the notebooks feature Synaptics’ Natural ID fingerprint sensors. The sensors are embedded in the notebooks’ touchpads, allowing for easy, virtually passive fingerprint biometric authentication via the company’s SecurePad system.…

Tobii to Demo Eye Tracking Gaming at CES 2016

Tobii to Demo Eye Tracking Gaming at CES 2016

Tobii Tech is aiming to raise some eyebrows at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show with some major integrations of its eye tracking technology. Perhaps the most high-profile such integration will be into a major video game franchise. Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed Syndicate will leverage Tobii’s eye-tracking technology to let players aim weapons in the game simply by…

Kinect to Offer Windows Hello Support

Kinect to Offer Windows Hello Support

Microsoft is bringing Kinect, its motion-sensing peripheral, into its Windows Hello security system. A new developer preview indicates that Kinect users will soon be able to log in to Windows 10 devices using facial recognition. This isn’t necessarily going to apply to a wide swath of consumers. Kinect for Windows was discontinued earlier this year,…