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Individual exclusion scheme to form key part of Japan responsible gambling legislation

Friday, 09 March 2018 06:01
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Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) is set to introduce a system that would allow individuals to be denied entry or have their maximum number of casino visits limited under the latest plan to address concerns over problem gambling risks once IR legislation is passed this year.

According to latest reports from local media, the system – which mirrors exclusion programs adopted in many parts of the world – would allow all Japanese residents and their family members to apply either for a complete ban or to have their monthly visits restricted with IR operators required to comply with any such exclusions put in place.

The government has also hinted at capping the number of visits by locals to 10 times within any 28-day period and to three visits within any given week. Japanese residents may also be subjected to an entry fee of ¥2,000, equivalent to US$19, to enter any of the nation’s casinos while it has been proposed that the maximum total size of each integrated resort will be set at 15,000 square meters with the casino space to take up no more than 3% of the total IR floor area.

 

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