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By Angela Gemmill

Ontario Lottery and Gaming sites across the province are getting new technology to help problem gamblers.

Facial recognition databases are in the process of being installed at 22 locations, including Sudbury Downs.

It’s for those who are part of the voluntary self-exclusion program.

Director of Policy and Social Responsibility, Paul Pellizzari, says privacy will be fully protected for all slot and casino visitors.

Fifteen-thousand people are in self-exclusion program are part of the database.

Signage will also go up at all OLG sites informing people of the new technology.

The OLG has spent the past two years testing the equipment and working out kinks prior to the official launch later next month.

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(Photo courtesy of Mercury News Service)

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