Monday, March 27, 2023

Tag: Shinzo Abe

Diet’s lower house passes integrated resorts bill

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Is Japan really ready to become a big whale? The lower chamber of the Diet has passed the Integrated Resorts Implementation Bill, opening the door for the measure to be voted on in the House of Councillors before the end of July...

The Waiting Years: Japanese gaming legislation gradually takes shape

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Sources in the Japanese government suggest that it’s likely to be August at the earliest before a steering body publishes the outline of the Integrated Resorts (IR) Implementation Bill.   Government sources have suggested that it is likely to be August at the earliest before a steering body made up of Japanese cabinet ministers makes public the outline of the Integrated...

Japanese government begins work on second casino bill

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The global gaming business is abuzz about Japan’s upcoming casino legalisation, no small wonder considering that experts predict Japan could be the third biggest market globally, trailing behind the US and Macau.   Lawmakers passed a bill last December to legalise casinos, with the first sites predicted to open as soon as 2023. This April, the Japanese government has begun work...

One small step for man, one giant leap for Japan

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Following several false starts, Shinzo Abe’s casino bill has finally taken off. At last, Japan is within touching distance of legalising casinos following a House of Representatives vote backing the country’s giant leap forward.   Japan took a step towards legalising casinos at the start of December, fulfilling a long-held ambition of PM Shinzo Abe and moving closer towards opening a...

Shinzo Abe pushes on with Japan casino bill

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An extraordinary session of the National Diet, Japan’s parliament, began on 26 September, that could include two months of deliberation on the legalisation of land-based casinos in the country.   The Promotional Integrated Resorts Bill was first submitted in 2013 with the backing of prime minister Shinzo Abe and his leading Liberal Democratic Party. However, opposition from the LDP’s more socially...