Japan launches anti-gambling addiction center

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The government of Kobe in Japan has installed an anti-gambling addiction center.

Japan.- The city of Kobe near Osaka, Japan, has taken a step forward to casino development with the construction of Hyogo Kobe Addiction Countermeasures Center, an official venue to prevent and treat problem gambling. Osaka is proposed as one of the potential cities to install the internationally expected casinos.

Although casino salones have not been completely approved yet, the legalisation of gaming industry has positioned the market as one of the most demanded worldwide. National legislators are still debating further bills to finally implement the casino law, regarding prevention of problem gambling and operating and licensing processes.

Meanwhile, Kobe the neighbour city of Osaka has already planned how to implement anti problem gambling measures. According to experts, the first large-scale integrated resort is likely to be established in Osaka within the following years. Hyogo Kobe Addiction Countermeasures Center will be focused on “educate addicts and their families to addiction support groups and medical facilities as necessary.”

Hard Rock international is now the third international integrated resort operator to join as an Official Partner the 2025 World Expo that is set to be held in Osaka. Melco and MGM were the previous operators to announce a partnership with the local government.