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GOJ to put off drawing up basic policy on casinos

  • January 21, 2020
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All national dailies reported today that the GOJ has decided to postpone the formulation scheduled for this month of a basic policy on integrated resorts featuring gambling facilities in view of a scandal involving an LDP Diet member who allegedly received bribes from a Chinese casino operator and persistent public opposition to ending the ban on gambling. The basic policy is expected to set forth benchmarks for screening applications from local governments for hosting casinos. The GOJ is reportedly considering adopting a provision regulating contact between elected officials and other public servants and casino operators. A delay may affect the GOJ’s goal of launching integrated resorts in the mid-2020s. Meanwhile, the opposition bloc reportedly submitted legislation to the Lower House on Monday to abolish the casino law.    

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