Melco Resorts to launch MelGuard system in Japan biometrics market

The Japan based electronics and media industry player, Melco Resorts has recently unveiled its latest product in the regional biometrics market. Sources state that the newly launched casino security system by the company, dubbed MelGuard, utilizes biometric indicators to effectively track casino visitors, in a bid to eliminate human errors from the existing exclusion systems.  Allegedly, this is a part of Melco’s long-term strategy to earn the Japanese gaming license, amidst the backdrop when the regional market is opening up to integrated casino resorts.

For the uninitiated, Melco envisions a security system portfolio where the national database of excluded individuals could be effectively maintained and shared among licensed casino users across Japan. In fact, as it is being reported, the portfolio, in all likeliness, is inclusive of both the records of criminals who have been deliberately excluded due to their engagement with organized crime, as well as problem gamblers who choose self-exclusion. Melco’s decision of launching MelGuard system seems to be along the lines of the Japanese Government’s ongoing expedition of implementing safe integrated resorts and having enough credibility to disrupt the biometrics market dynamics, claim experts.

Among the recent chain of events encompassing the biometrics industry space, another news grabbing headlines is the announcement of South Korean airports to integrate biometrics authentication systems for domestic flights. As per reliable sources, South Korean passengers availing Jeju International Airport and Gimpo International Airport of South Korea would be able to take domestic flights only after going through a biometrics identity process, from next week. Reportedly, passengers aged more than or equal to 14 can utilize the service only after prior registration with their ID cards at the airports.

The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport of the country, apparently, has declared its plan of extending the service to three other regional airports like Cheongju, Gimhae, and Daegu by the end of 2018. In fact, the government is also in talks over implementing biometrics systems at South Korea’s main gateway, Incheon International Airport, cite sources following up the matter.