The ongoing question of opening casinos in Japan has been brought to the fore again recently with the hope that the gambling bill will be put to parliament during the summer. The gambling bill has cross party approval so it is believed that if it is accepted by parliament that it could become law early next year opening the way for casinos to operate in the country. This could mean that the first casinos may be constructed by the 2020 Olympic games in the country. A major component of constructing casino resorts in Japan would be the need for foreign casino operators to join forces with Japanese companies.
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