The race for a casino license in Japan is to become interesting. While there are several gambling operators from across the globe contending for a casino license, there are several Japanese cities that are contesting to host one of the three casinos that would be developed in the first phase.
Currently, there are eight areas planning to host a casino in Japan.
Casino operator Galaxy Entertainment has made it clear that it will leave no stone unturned in its pursuit of a casino license in Japan.
Speaking at a press event yesterday in Osaka, Galaxy chairman Dr. Lui Che Woo said, ‘‘We are honored to introduce state of the art MICE and Arena facilities to attract new visitors and complement the Macau Government’s vision of diversifying the economy and developing Macau into a World Center of Tourism and Leisure.”
Earlier this week, Japan confirmed the dates for the launch of its Casino Management Commission which is tasked with monitoring and supervising the licensing process and various other aspects of the country’s prospective casino resorts.
Japan’s Casino Management Commission (CMC)will operate under Japan’s Cabinet Office appointed by Japanese Prime Minister.
The commission will have five members and each will serve a term of five years.
While a casino in Japan would be a favorite of many, that’s not how the Japanese people think of casinos in the country. A Jiji opinion survey has found that about 60 percent of the Japanese are not in favor of the casino gambling industry and that their major concern is public security.
The majority of people believe that allowing casinos in the country would pose a threat to public security.
The survey found that 57.9 pct of the participants disagreed with the plan, while only 26.6 pct agreed with it.