Internet casinos online have jumped in popularity over the past few years. As the industry grows, so does the amount of countries that are legalizing the popular pastime. The latest country to legalize online gambling was the United Kingdom, and now it looks like Japan will be the next.
Specifically in Asian countries, internet casinos online have become increasingly popular. However, many policies towards the online gaming industry are radically different between the many Asian countries. The Chinese government, much like the United States government, is absolutely committed to extinguishing the flames of online gambling.
But in Japan things are looking up for the online gambling industry. Recent campaigns to legalize land based and online casinos are underway, and are supported by the country’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party. This possible change in in Japanese policy is likely to spread across other Asian countries.
The Japanese subcommittee, a part of the committee on tourism, has recommended that the legalization of online casino gambling would boost the countries economy. Taxation alone is an area that has attracted the government’s attention, and will be focused upon heavily in the subcommittee’s appeal. The committee will also need a full interpretation of gambling, in order to cover both gambling online and in live casinos.
Soon, the committee will hold discussions with several government departments, focusing directly on the the future of online gambling in Japan. Gambling operators may possibly be involved in later discussions.
As always, some social action groups in Japan are rallying against the legalization of gambling. Some groups are concerned about the influx of internet casino online, fearing that online gambling could have a negative influence on the nations young.
Widespread protests from charitable organizations and gambling awareness groups have sprung up across the nation. The Japanese government has responded to the protest by reassuring protesters that the decision is not yet finalized, and that their opinions will be taken into account before the future of the Japanese online gambling industry is decided.