The Japanese Diet started debating whether to legalize casino resorts this week. (Image: The Japan Times)
At times it has seemed inevitable. At others, delays threatened to forever put it off. But finally, it seems as if the Japanese parliament is taking up the issue of legalizing casino gambling inside their nation in earnest, as debate on the issue started earlier this week.
It is too late for just about any casino bill to pass into law during the session that is current of Diet, or parliament. The legislation is only now being debated in the reduced household, and with the end associated with the session coming on June 22, there is simply not time that is enough the bill to work its way through both houses for passage.
Debate Should Lay Foundation for Passage
But nevertheless, bringing the bill up for debate is just a major step in the legislative process, and it’s likely that this will result in the bill being taken up again in the autumn session.
‘ I would like to pass it in the low household the next session of parliament, then enact it without fail in the house that is upper’ said Liberal Democratic Party member Hiroyuki Hosoda, who leads the group looking to legalize casino resorts in Japan.
Japan is seen by numerous in the gaming industry as the one last major untapped market for gambling enterprises in the world. There is an appetite for casinos among numerous within the nation, whom see them as a method that