Japan

SJM Holdings executive director Angela Leong doesn’t believe the opening of casinos in Japan will have a strong effect on Macau.

The Japanese government is considering submitting a bill to introduce a basic law on gambling addiction prevention. The law would require gambling operators, including municipal governments to put together basic plans for toughening gambling regulations, said unnamed sources.

Japan will prove to be the largest opportunity in gaming today and all hospitality companies will be active in the market evaluating the potential opportunity while the legislation is being written.

Regulators and policymakers alike will come under increasing pressure to address issues such as the integrity of sports betting, whether social gaming should be regulated, what prescriptive standards and requirements should be set aside in favour of risk-based regulatory oversight, and how emerging technologies like virtual reality games should be evaluated for suitability to be offered as gambling propositions.

Predictions for the 2017 Asian Gaming market could be precarious, but I speculate we will begin to see disruptive technologies migrate to the mainstream.

A new law legalizing casino gambling in Japan took effect on December 26.

Japan’s ruling parties will be looking into safeguards against problem gambling as part of recently passed casino legislation, Nikkei Asian Review reports.

Japan is likely to adopt gaming regulations that are similar to Singapore, with limited license and an entrance fee for locals, Fitch Ratings says in a report.

The number of gaming companies forced to adopt security solutions to protect their networks will likely soar over the next three years as firms confront a growing number of internet attacks, with Asia likely to be at the forefront of the problem.

The number of gaming companies forced to adopt security solutions to protect their networks will likely soar over the next three years as firms confront a growing number of internet attacks, with Asia likely to be at the forefront of the problem.



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Japan has finally passed a bill setting the framework for legal casinos in what is expected to become Asia’s second-biggest gaming market after Macau.

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