Published
CasinoLegal & Regulatory

Gambling addiction concerns Japan ahead of casino vote

The Japanese lower house is set to vote on a bill that, if passed, will allow three integrated casino resorts to begin construction which is cause for concern around the nation.

Osaka

In Japan, addiction is considered a serious social issue. With the popularity of the gambling game pachinko, one in ten Japanese is addicted to the game.

In order to tackle the negative feedback on the further impact the bill could have on addiction, it will limit entry to three times a week and ten times in 28 days. It will also charge Japanese customers an $18 entry fee.

Officials say that a system will be available to ban entry to individuals at their family’s request or their own.

Casinos will also be able to lend money to customers, which can increase the amount of debt a player has at the end of the night.

The government is arguing for the positive side saying that the resorts will mostly be visited by foreigners but an estimate made by the Prefecture of Osaka argues that 70-80% of customers will be Japanese nationals.


Casino News Sponsor
Premium+ Connections
Premium
 
Premium
 
Premium
 
Premium
 
Premium
 
Premium
 
 
Premium
 
Premium
 
Premium
 
Premium
 
Premium
 
Premium
 
Premium
 
Premium
 
Premium
 
Premium
 
Premium
 
Premium Connections
Consultancy
Executive Profiles
Nederlandse Loterij
Relax Gaming
Hoiana Resort & Golf
Tipico
Follow Us

Facing Facts: Q1 2024 analysis from across the globe

Gambling Insider tracks the Q1 results of operators across t...

Taking Stock: A guide to sports betting operator and supplier prices

Gambling Insider tracks sports betting operator and supplier...

Tailor-made: The power of personalisation in the modern gaming industry

With insights from GR8 Tech, Greentube and the Oregon Lotter...

Sportradar and the Taiwan Sports Lottery: More offerings, greater efficiency

Danny Fok, VP of Strategic Projects at Sportradar, speaks al...