Australia’s top gambling operator is going hi-tech. The gambling operator is planning to launch AI-based video surveillance systems to tackle underage gambling.
Tabcorp has announced to install a video surveillance system assisted by advanced artificial intelligence technology at its 400 different agencies. It is claimed that this would be the first such initiative against underage gambling globally.
According to the reports, the gambling operator has already successfully completed an eight-week trial in three of Melbourne’s TAB agencies. The system will help detect the operator underage entering the gambling facilities.
The AI-based surveillance will automatically notify the staff if an underage tries to access gambling at its venues.
The company’s general manager, Andy Wright, has said that the new technology will be launched across agencies in Australia. They expect to start the work by the end of the first half of 2020.
“In retail, you have the anonymity of cash and there’s a heightened level of risk around that,” Mr Wright said. “Ensuring full compliance with laws and our license obligations is vital to our business and this is one measure that will support that.”
The video cameras installed at the venues would scan the face of customers and after analysing the physical features it would automatically determine the age of the person. Once it is found that a customer is below 25 years the system would notify the operator along with the image of the customer.
According to the reports the technology will not be used at pubs and clubs associated with TAB retail terminals. The company at present is also working on further improvements to the surveillance systems.
To launch its AI-based surveillance system Tabcorp has partnered with Eliiza, an Australian machine learning, and artificial intelligence agency.