Japan Won't Tax Gambling Winnings for Foreigners

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Japan's government indicated this week that they're not going to be moving ahead with plans to tax the gambling winnings of foreigners when the casino industry opens in a move to help lure more people to the casinos.

The decision was made as the national government determined that foreign participation is key for Japan's gambling industry, and that by taxing winnings, they wouldn't be competitive with other Asian neighbors, who don't have restrictions on winnings.

Japan legalized gambling in 2016, but has yet to see an official casino launch. There are many resorts planned, and the country is accepting applications for gaming licenses until April 28th, 2022.

We're following Japan's market growth and will 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.