Biometric Recognition has recently worked with Bally Technologies, one of the largest manufacturers of casino gaming machines and casino management systems in the world, to implement player tracking using biometric technology embedded into casino gaming machines (Click on casino gaming magazine tabs at left). The diagram above shows the basic implementation of biometric identification technology in a casino gaming machine. Tracking of 100% of casino players 100% of the time has long been the goal of casino operators because not all players participate in card-based loyalty programs. Therefore, biometric recognition technology embedded in gaming machines represents a significant advancement in casino marketing. The system is also useful in identfying undesirable players who are voluntarily or involuntarily excluded from the casino or represent a security threat. Additionally, the system may be used for the identification of employees and replace the use of keys for access to gaming machines.