Japan Looking to Allow Family Members Self-Exclude Their Kin

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With gambling expansion coming to Japan, lawmakers are looking to allow for family members to self-exclude their relatives that they feel may have a gambling addiction problem.

The news was made public by NHK, and they reported that the Japan Racing Association would start accepting petitions from family members to exclude punters that have been diagnosed with gambling addiction disorders or are exhibiting symptoms to have their accounts excluded. The petitions would start being taken in April 2018, with implementation coming afterward. It's expected that the exclusion policy will affect online betting.

Japan legalized expanded gambling one year ago, but has been hampered by a gambling addiction prevention bill, which has slowed implementation of casino gaming down a bit.

The details of the exclusion bid are still being fleshed out, and Casino Listings News will update this story as we learn more.

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28 December 2017 - 7:46pm

In fact I think it's quite good idea, probably could be implemented in the rest of the world subsequently although there other side of that too, someone could just using it when he don't want a relative gambling if he/she is not an addict ..I guess...still a good idea though, it could help many gamblers out there I believe.