The Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (DICJ) has restricted the use of some artificial intelligence tools that will help them track gambling behaviour, Bloomberg reports.
The DICJ has asked casinos not to install any digital surveillance equipment, including facial recognition, that it hasn’t expressly approved, the report said citing people who had seen a confidential directive dated July 30.
The new rules came into effect on Aug. 1, the news agency said.
The regulator has also directed companies to comply with laws pertaining to personal data. Any video or data used or obtained from these high-surveillance tools is to be kept only by the casino operators, according to these newly issued rules.
This Dossier results from the “Life After POGOs” editorial project by Asia Gaming Brief which culminated with a pop-up digital forum on 9th December to discuss potentials ramifications in the industry.
SJM Holdings has appointed Toh Hup Hock as chief financial officer, replacing Robert Earle McBain who is retiring. Toh joined SJM in October, prior to which he was CFO of Shangri-La-Asia and Sands China.
MGM China said it currently has no plans to restructure its operations, responding to a letter from investor Snow Lake Capital urging the company to sell a 20 percent stake to a Chinese internet or leisure firm.
Over the years, many of the answers have been remarkably prescient in their forecasts for the near-term direction of Asia’s gaming industry. However, we can safely say that no one came anywhere close to guessing
what 2020 may have had in store.
While nowhere in the world has escaped the economic fallout from the Covid-19 crisis, Macau has been hit harder than most, with forecasts for gross domestic product to shrink more than 50 percent this year.