Tabcorp recently completed a trial facial analysis for age estimation to identify when an individual under 18 years old enters a betting facility.

The Sydney Morning Herald reports that the gambling company’s eight-week trial was held in three locations in Melbourne, Australia.

Tabcorp now plans to roll the technology out to 400 agencies associated with TAB, Australia’s number one racing and sports betting website.

During the trial, the faces of people entering gambling locations were scanned with the artificial intelligence video surveillance system, which would alert employees if a person estimated to be 25 years old or younger entered.

The legal gambling age in Australia is 18.

Biometric Update explains that betters are able to place wagers at the locations on kiosks, meaning they may otherwise not interact with an employee who can verify their age.

In the meantime, SkyCity Entertainment Group – one of New Zealand’s largest casino operators – has begun using facial recognition in its Auckland, Hamilton, and Queenstown venues to identify problem gamblers.

Casino Guardian reports that New Zealand company Torutek designed the system, which went live in November.

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