the casino that is japanese could be the subject at nine public hearings later this month, with the target of presenting the framework for the country’s proposed integrated resorts (IR), and gathering feedback on policies.
A government committee is traveling across Japan in hopes of mustering up support for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s casino plans.
With 44 per cent of Japan’s citizens opposed to legalizing broadbased casino gambling as late as last December (according to public broadcaster NHK), the meetings could play an important role in deciding the final regulations added to the 2 expected multibillion-dollar casino properties.
From August 17-29, a special government committee overseeing the gaming regulatory process will happen to be Tokyo, Osaka, Hiroshima, Fukuoka, Sendai, Sapporo, Nagoya, Toyama, and Takamatsu. The panel will present the IR master plan, hoping to quell concerns concerning the possibility of problem gambling among citizens, money laundering, and any other possible problematic problems that having brick-and-mortar gambling enterprises might bring.
A source with direct knowledge of the government’s position told Reuters, ‘There’s a need to balance the promotion of integrated resorts with care and listening to the public’s views.’
The National Diet, Japan’s legislature, is still finalizing the casino guidelines, but details are gradually growing.