Japan casino proposals include resorts in regional areas, inspectors

    Japanese lawmakers have outlined legislation to legalize casinos that will limit the numbers initially, before gradually increasing the number of projects. It will also allow resorts to be developed in regional areas and not just in big cities, Bloomberg News, which said it has seen a copy of the document, reported. The outline also includes a proposal that inspectors be appointed to monitor for illegal activities and suggests that casino operators and makers and sellers of casino equipment should all be required to obtain permits to operate.