Thursday, January 23, 2020

Japan

GSA Japan changes name ahead of seminar

The Gaming Standards Association (GSA) has announced it will be operating under the name and branding of the “International Gaming Standards Association” or “IGSA”.GSA...

Osaka urges national government to avoid extended IR policy delay

Osaka Governor Hirofumi Yoshimura urged the national government not to engage in an extended delay before issuing its IR Basic Plan, and he expressed...

Genting Singapore calls extraordinary general meeting on Japan IR bid

The board of directors of Genting Singapore have called an extraordinary general meeting for February 4 to authorize an IR bid in a major...

Abe government expected to delay national IR development schedule

Several major domestic media outlets reported Monday evening that the national IR development schedule will be delayed for an undetermined period of time in...

Osaka further tightens IR lobbying regulations

While the central government continues to breezily insist that the 500 Dot Com bribery scandal has nothing to do with the nation’s IR development...

Opposition lawmakers tour Yokohama IR candidate site

A team of opposition lawmakers opposed to casino legalization toured Yamashita Pier, the proposed location for the Yokohama IR.

Nagasaki RFC participants fall to three operators

According to the latest reports, the number of would-be IR operators participating in the Nagasaki RFC process has now declined to three.

Panel proposes gambling addiction to fall under public insurance

An advisory panel to the health minister of Japan has recommended that the treatment of gambling addiction be covered by the national health insurance...

Most Japanese want reconsideration of casino legalization

Public opinion polls taken in the wake of the 500 Dot Com bribery scandal agree that a large majority of the Japanese people want the government to reconsider its policy of casino legalization.

Lawmaker Akimoto faces rearrest on additional casino bribery charges

As he reaches the 23-day limit of his detention over charges that he accepted 3 million yen (about US$28,000) in bribes from the Chinese lottery firm 500 Dot Com, prosecutors reportedly plan to rearrest former State Minister for the Cabinet Office Tsukasa Akimoto, now believing that the bribes were more than double what they initially suspected.

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