Lawmakers draft plan for casinos in Japan
NHK -- Nov 11
Japanese lawmakers from across the political spectrum are working on a plan to legalize casinos in the country. They've come up with a basic proposal for licensing and supervising the venues.

The law currently permits betting on some professional sports such as horse, boat and bicycle races. But it bans gambling in casinos.

A group of lawmakers is preparing a bill to change this. They say income from casino-entertainment complexes would spur economic growth.

The group wants the government to designate special zones where casinos could operate if local authorities are in favor.

News source: NHK
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