Japan Outlines Regulations on Casino-Featuring Resorts (News)


Tokyo, July 31 (Jiji Press)--The Japanese government released Monday an outline of regulations for so-called integrated resorts, or IRs, that feature casinos, including measures to prevent gambling addiction, with a view to submitting a related bill during an extraordinary session of parliament this autumn.

According to the outline, the number of IR visits by Japanese nationals will be restricted.

Japanese visitors will be allowed to purchase casino chips with cash only, and automated teller machines will not be allowed in casinos. Foreign visitors will be permitted to use credit cards.

IRs will have to include casinos, hotels, international convention and exhibition halls, recreation facilities such as museums, and domestic tour desks.

The government assumes that IR visitors will go sightseeing or attend business meetings during daytime hours and enjoy casinos at night.

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