The legalization of casinos continues in Japan. Japanese prefecture Wakayama said it plans to host one of the integrated resorts on its territory. It is known that the regional authorities have already prepared an action plan that is aimed at counteracting the development of gambling addiction.
Public discussion of the issue and consultations will be held until March 27. Prior to this, the government announced that it continues to work on the “IR-map” initiative, the main task of which is to minimize the risks that, one way or another, are associated with the legalization of gambling. This project was developed specifically for the Japanese, who want to join the gambling entertainment that will be offered in integrated resorts.
In addition to introducing the “IR-map” system, it is planned that the prefectural authorities will create several specialized bodies that will carry out educational work, which, in turn, will provide an opportunity to form a healthy attitude to gambling as entertainment. Additionally, the prefecture will provide the necessary assistance to those who already have a gambling addiction.
Meanwhile, by the end of March, authorities will complete the acceptance of proposals for choosing a partner for the construction of a casino resort. And in 2021, local authorities will have to submit an application for the placement of an integrated resort on their territory. Additionally, the task of local authorities is to create an effective set of measures that will minimize risks, which, one way or another, are related to gambling so that the national government comprehensively approaches the issue.