Japan struggle to agree on Gambling protection bill
The Japanese Ordinary Diet Session which was convened to pass legislation on Problem Gambling protection prior to the introduction of Integrated Casino Resorts in the country has failed to materialise with both the ruling party and opposition could not agree on the contents of the bill.
The opposition Democratic Party want greater measures for the bill including casino resort owners being responsible for compensation to help with problem gambling and the ruling Liberal Democratic Party failing to install what the opposition say is sufficient protections for gamblers.
With the session ending at the end of June the next time it can be discussed is in the Autumn of this year but that time was supposed to be given to discuss the implementation of Integrated Resorts in the country and the rules governing it. Many observers in the region believe the delay in the gambling protection bill will now delay the actual law being passed to allow for integrated Resorts with the 2022 date for live casino gambling now in doubt.