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Australia: Club owners dismiss pokie fingerprint plan

1 October 2010

AUSTRALIA -- A federal government plan to fingerprint pokie players has been dismissed as ludicrous by club owners, The Border-Mail reported.

The proposed system "mandatory pre-commitment" would require players to carry their fingerprints on a USB memory stick, the report said.

The policy has been described as an "invasion of privacy" and "detrimental to the industry", The Border-Mail quoted.

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