Japanese lawmakers are considering imposing restrictions on entry into casinos for local residents. This was reported by the publication https://onlinecasinowiki.com/
The governmental expert committee recommended introducing a new system of national identification cards to monitor individual visits of Japanese citizens to casinos” – writes the magazine.
According to the experts’ recommendation, the requirement for Japanese to show their identification cards at the entrance to casinos will allow the government to limit the number of visits to casinos for a certain period of time for local residents. It is planned to limit the number of visits per week and per month, but the amount of restrictions is not known yet.
The card system would allow casino operators to prohibit entry for minors, as well as people with gambling addiction who have restricted themselves or whose family members have asked for restrictions. The government is serious about demonstrating to the public its attempts to mitigate the possible negative consequences of casino legalization by fine-tuning the regulatory regime. Foreign tourists, too, will have their documents – passports or other identification cards – checked.
Regulatory issues and the safety and protection of vulnerable populations have been hotly debated since the passage of a bill legalizing the construction of integrated casino resorts.
The Japanese government hopes to have a second gambling bill ready in time for a special parliamentary session starting in the fall. Only after the second bill is passed will operators be able to apply for licenses to operate casinos.
Government officials, who advise the Japanese government on the introduction of casino resorts in the country, recommended banning junket operators.
The government expert commission put forward a proposal that integrated resorts in Japan should contain four different types of establishments in addition to casinos.