Japan’s effort to build its casino industry and launch its first integrated casino resorts is gaining more momentum every day. It emerged that the country’s government is set to establish a five-member casino management board on January 7, 2020.
Under an ordinance adopted by Japanese lawmakers, the new agency will be responsible for overseeing security matters and will have to conduct investigations and background checks of the operators that will be selected to manage the nation’s first casino resorts as well as of their staff.
The Japanese government legalized casino gambling in December 2016. Last year, lawmakers authorized up to three integrated resorts with dedicated Las Vegas-style casino gambling floors in yet-to-be-determined locations around the country.
All cities seeking to host one of Japan’s first three integrated resorts will first have to team up with a private casino operator before asking Japan’s central government for permission to build a property of this kind.