Japanese authorities discuss terms of legalization of land-based casinos

It became known that on May 9 of this year, 2021, the Japanese authorities presented for discussion four points of the requirements and conditions of the bill on the legalization of land-based gambling establishments.


Each of them is clearly described in the project. The document contains general information, strict restrictive measures, regulations for the functioning of gambling operators and the conditions for certification of gambling equipment.

The Japanese Casino Regulatory Commission will also be empowered to carry out all necessary personal data checks on any casino employee, including the executives of the gambling business.

A list of permitted gambling has been announced, including the following entertainment: four types of Black Jack, eight variations of poker, including the most popular – Texas Hold’em, two types of Baccarat, roulette, craps, pay-go, Casino War, money wheel and slot machines that is, slot machines. There was no place in this list for mahjong, pachislot and pachinko.

The document also specifies the rules for admission to land-based casinos – tourists will be required to present a foreign passport, and for Japanese citizens – a “My Number Card” certificate. As a reminder, according to GURU Slots, the names of permitted gambling games for Japanese land-based casinos were known from the April initiative from the Japanese authorities.