According to a report widely broadcast in the national media on Wednesday evening, the government was gravitating toward a plan that would allow Japanese customers to enter the casino segment of an IR a maximum of three times per week.
Moreover, an additional monthly limit is expected to be imposed as well—possibly ten.
Such casino entry policies will be stipulated in the forthcoming IR Implementation Bill, which stands a good chance to be passed later in the current Diet session, perhaps in May or June.
The same report suggested that the government is still leaning toward making the presentation of a MyNumber card compulsory for Japan residents to enter a casino, in spite of the fact that the general public remains resistant to the adoption of this identification system.
The casino entry restrictions are unlikely to apply to foreign tourists.
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