Japan to prevent gambling addiction

Japan approved casino legalisation last month.

The casino industry is arriving to the country and legislators are seeking a strict control.

Japan.- Legislators in Japan have already introduced new laws to control the activity of the gaming industry. Last December, the House of Councillors of Japan finally approved the casino legalisation that will allow the construction of major gaming and resort centres in the Asian country.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe officially took the casino law into effect last December 27. Since then, the Japanese government is assessing further regulation in order to establish conditions to deal with gambling addiction.

According to Jiji News, both casino operator companies and municipal governments would contribute to present a complete legislation project against gambling problems among casino, pachinko and horse racing operations.

The government would also allow the construction of rehabilitation centres for gamblers and would promote public campaigns against gaming salons. Casino visitors would also be able to be tracked by “My Number” Japanese identification cards.