Japan to Limit Casino Visits for Citizens

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The government of Japan is reportedly working on a new law that would limit Japanese citizens from visiting the upcoming new land casinos in the country too frequently, with weekly and monthly limits on visits.

The Liberal Democratic Party is working on a plan that would limit Japanese punters from entering land casinos three times per week and ten times per every 28 days. The rules would apply to citizens and foreigners that are living in the country, but visitors to the country wouldn't be held to that rule. Japan recently legalized the development of casinos and the activity of gambling in the country.

The lawmakers are also reportedly working limiting the size of a casino's gaming floor to 3% of the overall footprint or to 15,000 square meters. The country is gearing up to get a head start on the upcoming Olympic games, which are to be held in Tokyo. Whether or not the casinos will be ready in time is up for debate.

We'll be updating readers as we learn more about the country's gambling development.

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Kingston Li // Asia Correspondent
Kingston Li
Kingston is a big fan of Baccarat and Texas Hold'em Poker and has tested his skills in tournaments around Asia and the world. He covers the latest gambling news from Asia for Casino Listings. In his spare time, Kingston enjoys hiking, video gaming, and playing disc golf.
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15 February 2018 - 7:33pm

I guess a smart move from the Japanese authorities to prevent their own citizens from getting huge loses while the tourists could still play/loose 24/7. Some punters could of thought it's a break of the human rights though - especially those in a winning streak 😉

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16 February 2018 - 11:47am

Very smart, Time limits to citizens is a good protection, because gambling can be a problem for anyone.

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16 February 2018 - 3:31pm

They should implement the same rules and policy here in South Africa as we have too many casinos opening up here and most of them are opening in the poorer areas to top it off , I think its a great move by Japan to protect its citizens