Japan Unveils Gambling Advertising Restrictions

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Japanese lawmakers introduced restrictions this week on the newly legalized gambling industry, helping move forward the process of bringing the upcoming resorts to fruition.

Advertising will be restricted at terminals for airports and seaports, and even then they'll be restricted. Ads will be authorized in areas such as customs and immigration, but won't be available in areas where the public in the country can readily view them. The restrictions are being implemented as a way to help combat addiction, which is a key concern among those in power.

Japan has been working to legalize and offer casino gambling in their country for some time, and the measure finally passed last year. Without a doubt, the industry will be highly restricted, but it'll certainly be interesting to see casinos offering legal games in the country, where betting is mostly underground or offered at pachinko parlours, many of which are overseen by shady entities.

We'll update readers as we learn more.

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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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23 January 2019 - 6:04pm

Yeah, it is going to be interesting to see how the new casinos will affect the Pachinko industry.

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29 January 2019 - 6:34pm

The restriction of gambling adds is a tendency which have been followed by most of the world leading economics across the globe lately but the funny fact about Japan is that they just got approved the activity and already restricted it...wouldn't be easier for them( if they're so afraid of the addictions) if they've had never got an approval for the entering of gambling business anyway... still they'll welcome the potential incomes from the activity(the local government I mean)