Ads for Japan casino operations to be limited to international airport terminals

first_imgThe Japanese government has finalized a policy that will see advertisements related to casino operations restricted to the international terminals of airports and seaports, with the rule to be included in a government ordinance to be drafted in March.As a measure to fight gambling addiction, advertisements will generally be prohibited from most areas outside of IR facilities but will be allowed for the objective of attracting tourists from overseas. As reported by Nikkei, the government’s IR Promotion Council has been discussing measures to prevent the potentially harmful effects of casinos ever since the IR Promotion Act was passed last July.The restriction of advertisements and solicitations regarding casino operations, first proposed last year, is an institutional design predicated on the idea that it will prevent gambling addiction and also lead to the healthy development of young people. Furthermore, IR properties will be visited by people from both Japan and abroad, including children, so it is widely believed to be necessary to restrict advertisements and solicitations in order to maintain a wholesome environment.Advertisements will be allowed in the immigration and customs areas for travelers at international airport and seaport terminals. Taking into consideration the voices of those concerned about increased cases of gambling addiction among the Japanese population, tourist information centers, railways and buses where adverts may be easily seen by Japanese people will not be allowed to advertise. Huawei Japan joins Kansai Economic Federation with eye on World Expo 2025 and Osaka IR Japan to conduct nationwide prefectural survey to confirm IR intentions RelatedPosts Load More Osaka approves Yumeshima site for commercial development in latest IR movelast_img read more

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