During a committee meeting on gambling reform in Australia, technical director for smart card developer Regis Controls Ian Donald warned MP Andrew Wilkie against a biometric solution for casinos and gambling machines in clubs and bars, according to a ZDNet article.
Specifically, Donald warned the committee of potential failure rates approaching 30% for the biometric technology.
Among his concerns for the idea of using fingerprint biometrics are the projected 12% of the population with unusable fingerprints due to old age or manual work. Additionally, Donald worries of costs associated with upkeep of the nearly 200,000 fingerprint readers that would be necessary to enact the plan.
His suggested solution to both the problem of unworkable samples and potentially high costs is using smart cards.
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