Japan Plans to Open First Casinos in Tokyo or Osaka

17 April 2014

Japan is looking forward to becoming one of the largest gaming markets in the world. Despite the fact that operators cannot yet buy casino software for online casinos in Japan, land-based casinos are expected to be legalized sometimes during this year. The Parliament is expected to start a debate regarding the legalization of brick-and-mortar casinos by the end of May 2014.

Thus, Osaka and Tokyo could be the first two Japanese City to host casinos. Osaka has already started attracting operators who could build the first gambling establishment on a plot of land on Osaka Bay called Yumeshima. Governor Ichiro Matsui explained that officials will meet in April to talk about the development of a land-based casino in Osaka.

Matsui said that the casino complex in Osaka would not only offer gambling games, but also traditional Japanese restaurants, hotels, conference halls and entertainment facilities. The only downfall of the Osaka region is that it needs to expand its rail services. Casino operators could contribute to developing the infrastructure, but that issue will be discussed only after official approval is given.

Operators could also buy casino software and start a gambling business in Tokyo, which is currently the preferred city for the development of a brick-and-mortar casino. The construction of casinos in Tokyo could be extremely profitable, especially due to the fact that Tokyo has been selected as the location where the Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games will take place in 2020. This event will attract an impressive number of tourists, so the Olympic Games are the perfect reason to start a land-based casino in Tokyo.

The government is still expected to pass the law that would allow the development of gambling establishments in Japan. Gaming insiders declared that casinos would be opened in at least three locations at first, and more will be developed if the operations prove to be successful.

Once the gambling law is passed, operators will be allowed to buy casino software and open gambling establishments that would offer all kinds of gambling games. With CasinoWebScripts, operators can start an online casino or a land-based, local casino. In order to start a land casino with our games, you will need our casino software, games, a stable internet connection, 10-20 PC’s plus Google Chrome in Kiosk Mode. More information on how to start a land-based casino can be found here.  

17 April 2014

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