The government of South Australia, a state in Australia, says it will test a chip card scheme that would enable gamblers to limit their spending at poker machines. The test will "formally commence" in mid-August, the government ministry in charge of gambling said in a statement. Australia-based Worldsmart Technology will conduct the test, which involves the company's J Card, or Jackpot Club card, according to the statement. The Jackpot Club is a rewards scheme that uses chip cards. Worldsmart declined comment to CardLine Global, as did government officials. The test will enable gamblers to set a daily limit on how much they can spend, with alerts informing them when that limit is reached. Officials already have installed technology for the test in four venues. At least 75 venues in South Australia take part in the Jackpot Club reward scheme, Worldsmart says on its Web site.
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