The first public discussions conducted by the Japanese authorities on the planning of the Azart market.
Session in Tokyo gathered about 100 people, 20 of them expressed their point of view. Japan’s authorities, therefore, take into account the public position of the development of the Azart industry and the emerging potential risks associated with the opening of the casino and playgrounds for the game in Slot machines.
The second adopted draft law of Japan after the bill on the legalization of the resort zones of Azart was the "document on the integration of resorts", in which the specifics of control, casino control, their location, the number of licenses, and tax deductions are described in detail.
The discussion sessions are planned to be held in Hiroshima, Sendai, Osaka, Tyama, Sapporo, Fukuoka, Nagoy, Takamatsu, and only nine hearings will be held until the end of August. At the same time, such important moments as opening time and minimum investment requirements for casino, the authorities do not affect. The main discussed problem on hearings is a dangerous social influence of gambling and money laundering.
Presentation of a document with a bill to parliament is expected at the autumn session.
While the market development strategy is being discussed, tournament competitions are already held. In the autumn, Japan holds a series Poker World Tour. The prize for the winner will be a package on WPT Main Tour XVII and WPT on choosing in the Asian-Pacific region.