Tag - integrated-resorts



Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Feb 7, 2023
Osaka's fight against gambling addiction faces challenges
As the development of an integrated resort with a casino nears, the prefecture is looking to provide support and education to address the issue of problem gambling.
Japan Times
Sep 28, 2021
Osaka to team up with MGM Resorts-led group to bid for casino resort
The consortium is planning an initial investment of about u00a51.08 trillion ($9.7 billion) to open a casino complex in Osaka Bay in the late 2020s if selected for a government permit.
Japan Times
Jan 11, 2020
Japan's Casino Regulatory Commission holds its first meeting amid bribery scandal
The government's Casino Regulatory Commission held its first meeting Friday against the backdrop of a high-profile bribery scandal related to so-called integrated resorts featuring casinos.
Japan Times
Jul 16, 2018
Casinos in Japan: Tourist attractions or hotbeds of gambling addiction?
As the year's ordinary Diet session nears a climax this week, debate is heating up over a bill Prime Minister Shinzo Abe characterizes as key to his growth strategy: the so-called casino implementation legislation.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 15, 2018
Ruling coalition drives casino bill through Lower House panel as opposition protests
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling coalition on Friday pushed through a Lower House panel a contentious bill that specifies rules about the planned structure of integrated resorts (IRs), which will incorporate casino facilities, further intensifying political tensions with the opposition.
Japan Times
Apr 27, 2018
Cabinet approval of casino bill welcomed in Osaka by politicians and international casino operators
The Cabinet's approval of a casino bill draws praise from Osaka politicians and casino moguls eager to open Japan's first legal gambling dens.
Apr 3, 2018
Japan's ruling parties agree on ¥6,000 casino entry fee, but foreign tourists would be exempt
The ruling Liberal Democratic Party and its coalition partner, Komeito, have adopted a plan to set the nation's casino entry fee to ¥6,000 per visit for residents of Japan.
Japan Times
Mar 22, 2018
Japan will require casino operators to report chip exchanges worth ¥1 million or more: sources
Japan's government plans to require operators of new casinos to report on customers who exchanged chips and cash worth ¥1 million ($9,500) or more as part of anti-money laundering measures, government sources said Thursday.
Feb 15, 2018
Government may limit casino visits to 10 per month, to be tracked using My Number identity cards
The restrictions will apply to those living in Japan, including both Japanese nationals and foreigners, but not visitors to the country.
JAPAN / Politics
Dec 15, 2016
Japan legalizes casino gambling despite final stalling tactics from opposition
The Diet enacted early Thursday a law allowing casino gambling in the country, just in time for the end of the extraordinary Diet session.
Japan Times
Jun 22, 2014
Osaka on leading edge of casino debate
If Osaka Gov. Ichiro Matsui, Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto and their Osaka Ishin no Kai (One Osaka) members play their cards right, their gamble on casino legalization could hit the jackpot.


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