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Some of the world's biggest casino operators in Macau, the Chinese territory that's the epicenter of global gaming, are starting to deploy hidden cameras, facial recognition technology, digitally enabled poker chips and baccarat tables to track which of their millions of customers are likely to lose the most money.In general, the higher the risk appetite, the more a gambler stands to lose and the more profit a casino tends to make, sometimes up to 10 times more.In the world's biggest gaming hub, where expansion is reaching its limits, two casino operators -- the Macau units of Las Vegas Sands Corp. and MGM Resorts International -- have already started to deploy some of these technologies on hundreds of their tables, according to people familiar with the matter.The advanced surveillance technologies give casinos a way of easily separating who might become serious gamblers from those just having a fun weekend.Sands China, the Macau arm of the world's largest casino company, recently received approval from the territory's gaming regulator to deploy the technologies, said the people.There are three major companies supplying casino operators with the A.I.-enabled technology: Walker Digital, Dallmeier, and Japan-based Angel Playing Cards.
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