By: Bay City Ventures Managing Director, Joji Kokuryo
Twenty-three months since the passing of the Integrated Resort (IR) Implementation Act, Japan’s procedure continues to gradually move forward. However, there are still many major steps that must be accomplished for the gaming industry to lay its roots in this East Asian country.
Monday, July 20: Games and adult entertainment will soon return to cities and towns across the country, after The Grosvenor Casino today announced that it is preparing to open its venues from Saturday, August 1.
Under current government directives, 44 casinos across the country will welcome returning friends and family to enjoy the fun and excitement of visiting the casino for the first time since Grosvenor temporarily closed its facilities in March due to lockout restrictions.
The new director of the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (DICJ), Adriano Marques Ho, has paid a visit to local gambling venues to inspect the casino operators’ implementation of the new measures aimed at preventing the Covid-19 epidemic, according to a DICJ press release.
Mr Ho met with security management representatives from all six concessionaires and sub-concessionaires and asked them to fulfil the new requirements in controlling the entrance of visitors and customers with a view to guaranteeing the hygiene and health of its workers and clients.
Banning Credit Cards is a positive step, but operators must get better at using data to protect vulnerable players
By: Rachel Swann, Commercial Director of 3radical
January was a very busy month in the news for the gambling industry in the UK, with one of the biggest news stories coming from the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC). Following a 12 week consultation the newest legislation to impact the sector is the ban on the use of credit cards in online gambling transactions. So as we started to discuss if any other territories will follow the UK’s lead we thought - is that even the point?...
It has been 15 months since the Supreme Court of the United States overturned the Bradley Act, making sports betting potentially legal across the land. The sports betting genie is out of the bottle, never to be reconfined. However, expectations that legalized sports wagering would sweep the country have proven somewhat exaggerated.