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Japan stipulates that casino resorts must have big hotels

Niji Narayan

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Japan’s lawmakers are finalising the formalities about the country’s new Integrated Resorts (IR) policy. The government has published new standards to set for casino resorts to be built by the mid-2020s. One of the requirements is that the casinos must have hotels and conference rooms bigger than those that already existing in the country. The proposals await cabinet approval.

These standards make it clear that Japan is trying to compete with other regional rivals, such as Macau and South Korea, as large-scale requirements—such as hotels with more than 100.k square meters for guest rooms—would need big investments from local governments and operators.

If the average size of a guest room in Japan is 50 square meters, a hotel would need 2,000 rooms, exceeding by at least 500 rooms the largest hotels in the country, Mainichi revealed. Other requirements establish that exhibition halls would have at least 120k square meters, surpassing Tokyo Big Site, currently the largest conference space in Japan with 95k square meters.

Niji Narayan has been in the writing industry for well over a decade or so. He prides himself as one of the few survivors left in the world who have actually mastered the impossible art of copy editing. Niji graduated in Physics and obtained his Master’s degree in Communication and Journalism. He has always interested in sports writing and travel writing. He has written for numerous websites and his in-depth analytical articles top sports magazines like Cricket Today and Sports Today. He reports gaming industry headlines from all around the globe.

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Japan Approves New Scheme to Stem Problems Related to Gambling

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As part of a plan to stem problems related to gambling, Japan has approved a scheme which limits people’s access to casinos and other betting establishments as well as removing cash machines from these locations. The move comes ahead of the opening of several casinos in the country.

Based on the plan, prefectures in the country will also come up with their own steps to counter any gambling-related problems.

“We will create a healthy society by thoroughly implementing measures based on the basic plan in order to prevent people from finding themselves in difficult situations,” Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said.

Under the basic plan, operators of slot machines, pachinko parlours and government-operated gambling venues, including horse racing and keirin racing tracks, have been asked to remove cash machines from their facilities. Pachinko parlour operators are urged not to allow customers to enter their premises if requested by family members. The authorities also urged horse racetrack operators to utilise facial recognition systems to restrict the entry of gambling addicts.

Other measures in place include a proposal on putting up warnings about gambling addiction on newspapers, magazines, and TV commercials. It also urges the country’s 47 prefectures and 20 major cities to set up treatment facilities for gambling addicts by 2020.

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SoftGamings to Take Part in G2E Asia 2019

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SoftGamings, a B2B casino platforms provider and gaming systems aggregator, is going to take part in G2E Asia 2019.

G2E Asia 2019 in Macau is the perfect opportunity for SoftGamings and other companies to present their achievements. Almost all biggest Asian casino operators will attend the event to find the best upgrades and additions for their systems.

G2E Asia 2019 is the perfect opportunity for SoftGamings to let everyone know about their recently established partnership with Betradar. SoftGamings earned the Betradar certificate in 2019 and is now one of the official providers of their quality live betting and pre-match solutions.

One thing that SoftGamings plans to present to the Asian and the world market is their unified API integration system which brought them the success they enjoy today. It allows casino operators to go through the integration process just once and gain access to games from dozens of software providers. Some of these include NetEnt, Evolution Gaming, Microgaming, Asia Gaming and more.

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Police Arrests Three South Koreans for Running Online Gambling Ring in Vietnam

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Police have arrested three South Korean men for organising online gambling ring in Vietnam. All the three of them have entered Vietnam on tourist visas and organised online gambling for South Koreans living in the country, police said.

Police seized 20 mobile phones, nine bank cards, 37 desktop computers, two laptops and devices for online payment from their rented house in Vung Tau Town.

The online gambling ring was hosted by a website with its server outside Vietnam, providing thousands of players, mainly South Koreans, with a variety of gambling games.

Since November last year, the ring had organised transactions worth more than VND170 billion ($7.3 million), police said.

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