Wakayama outlines problem gambling plans

Wakayama outlines problem gambling plans

Local government has published draft plans for how it will tackle problem gambling if awarded an IR licence.

Japan.- The Wakayama prefecture government has published a draft document outlining plans to combat problem gambling should it receive one of three licences to build integrated resorts.

The plans are now being subject to a public consultation period, which runs until 27 March.

Among the measures outlined, local residents would be provided with information about compulsive gambling combined with support for individuals that develop problem gambling habits.

It would also develop dedicated medical resources and services to treat gambling-addiction problems.

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