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Hi-Tech Casino Chips Will Track Gamblers
Technology that has been used to monitor the shopping habits of
supermarket customers is about to be introduced to casinos.
An American company is making playing chips that will beam an
identification code to sensors in gaming houses. Although they will be
more expensive than other chips, they should allow casino owners to
reduce counterfeiting and theft and to monitor gamblers more closely.
Known as "RFID", Radio Frequency Identification, the technology has
already been used in the UK by supermarkets, including Tesco and Marks &
Spencer, for tracking items such asrazor blades and men’s suits from the
warehouse to the store.
But its use has been controversial, with some privacy advocates
saying that it could reveal too much data about people who are unaware
their habits are being tracked.
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