Japan has confirmed the dates for the application of IR certification. The Japanese government will accept applications from January 4 to January 30, 2021.
With over 12 months to go, the gambling operators and prefectures contending to host a casino in the country will have sufficient time to be ready to beat the competition.
While Japan is poised to become the world’s third-largest casino gambling market, there are several contenders wanting to host a casino in the country.
According to a survey conducted by the Japan Tourism Agency, there are eight contenders who have been wanting to host a casino.
Revealing the findings of the survey report, Kazuyoshi Akaba, the Tourism Minister of Japan, said that eight areas are Hokkaido, the city of Chiba, Tokyo, Yokohama, Nagoya, a combined effort by Osaka Prefecture and the city of Osaka, Wakayama Prefecture and Nagasaki Prefecture.
Last week, the Japanese government nominated members to the Casino Management Committee, the regulatory body tasked with monitoring the licensing of Integrated resorts in Japan.
Defense Director of Japan’s Ministry of Defense, Michio Kitamura, has been nominated as Chairman of the Committee.
Kitamura was one of five individuals presented to both chambers of the Diet on Wednesday as nominated members of the Casino Management Committee, which will be formally established on 7 January 2020 with the task of overseeing the selection, licensing and general supervision of Japan’s IR industry, reports IAG.