Lawmakers in Macau have blocked the ability of casinos using artificial intelligence and technology to gain a further edge on gamblers in the world's largest gambling enclave.
Casinos in Macau have been installing different technology such as surveillance equipment and facial recognition software to get an inside track on behaviours, which they could use to leverage punters. These pieces of tech can determine whose most likely to lose more money, which can allow the casino to ply them with bonuses to try and capitalise on them.
This practice is no longer allowed, and regulators will make sure that casinos use their surveillance for actual security purposes, rather than using the tech for nefarious purposes.
Comments from regulators weren't available as of press time.