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Policymakers discuss gambling addiction measures

Makoto Nakagawa, deputy-secretary general of the Abe Cabinet’s Office of Integrated Resort Regime Promotion remained for the entire three hours of an event in Tokyo...

Osaka government attempts to win IR support from women’s group

Last week officials of the Osaka prefectural and city governments held their first lecture event with the objective of winning the support—or at least...

Maruhan grapples with gambling addiction issues

Pachinko hall operator Maruhan held an event on August 28 to raise its understanding of gambling addiction and their own responsibility to combat it.

Gambling addiction healthcare infrastructure lags far behind need

The debate over the IR legislation brought the issue of gambling addiction to public attention as never before, but the national healthcare infrastructure to deal with the issue lags far behind the need.

Melco sponsors responsible gaming video

Melco Resorts & Entertainment has sponsored a public service video to reinforce responsible gaming culture to be shown on Macau television.

Judicial Scriveners’ Association calls for scrapping IR bill

The Japan Federation of Shiho-Shoshi Lawyer's Associations, the leading group for the nation’s judicial scriveners who specialize in legal registration procedures, issued a statement on June 5 calling for the IR Implementation Bill to be scrapped.

NZ venues trial facial recognition technology

About 15 gaming venues across New Zealand are trying out facial recognition technology, with a further six to install the system in the next few weeks, local media reports.

Macau problem gamblers rise 11.3 percent in 2017

The number of people registered as having a gambling disorder in Macau rose 11.3 percent in 2017, according to the Social Welfare Bureau’s Central Registry System of Problem Gamblers.

Gambling addiction bill set to pass House of Representatives

Diet debate on the Basic Bill on Gambling Addiction Countermeasures began on Wednesday in the lower house’s Cabinet Committee, and the legislation is expected to be passed by a plenary session of House of Representatives by the end of business on Friday, May 25.

No evidence entry fees prevent problem gambling

There has been no independent, peer-reviewed research into whether casino entry fees help to prevent problem gambling and some experts say the levies may make the problem worse.

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