The government of Japan formally made gambling legal in the country today, as the country's parliament passed a bill covering the activity.
The bill passed through the upper house in Japan, and has the full support of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as well as multiple parties. The law will allow for legal casinos to hit the ground, with up to three facilities to be built in the country. The limit of three facilities will be reviewable after seven years, with the possibility of new spots coming afterward.
There will be admission tickets to the casinos, with fees of 6,000 per day, with admission restricted to three days per week and ten days per month. Each punter living in the country will be given an identification number to track the number of Japanese or foreign nationals residing in the country visiting the casinos. Players must be 20 years of age or older to gamble, and gang members will be denied entry.
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