The ruling coalition of Japan hopes that the law on the introduction of integrated resorts (IR) will be adopted within the next few weeks after the extension of the parliamentary session until July 22. However, the opposition group again opposed the legalization of casinos in the country.
Opposition Again Against Casino in Japan
The chairman of the Japan Federation of Bar Associations, Yutaro Kikuti, made a statement that legislation could threaten the foundations of the national order. “The proposed law on the abolition of the ban on the casino overlooks why gambling is still a punishable criminal offense, and this significantly worsens the integrity of the entire law and order,” the document says.
The group also pointed to the problem of dependence on gambling, related organized crime, money laundering. At the same time, it is alleged that most of the Japanese public is also against the bill.
Over the past few days, the bill has already been discussed in the lower house of parliament. The Chamber of Councilors will now discuss this draft and will most likely approve it before July 22, in an extended period. The disagreement of the Federation of Bar Associations is likely to not affect the legislative process: it is expected that it will play a role in future projects for the construction of integrated resorts.
Recall: more and more residents of Japan are enrolled in casino schools, anticipating the long-awaited opening of integrated resorts on the territory of the state.