Tag Archives: IR Bill
- Ruling party’s Tokyo defeat may spell trouble for Japan’s casino push
July 6, 2017
Building a consensus to move Japan’s casino plans forward faces a new hurdle following the ruling Liberal Democratic Party’s (LDP) recent defeat in Tokyo. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s party lost nearly two-thirds of its seats—from 60 to 23—during Sunday’s election for the prefecture-level parliament of Tokyo. LDP’s coalition partner, Komeito,...
- ‘Single, tightly secured’ casinos on the horizon for Japan’s IRs
June 14, 2017
Despite reports that it won’t likely come up for debate until next year, Japan’s second casino legislation is steadily taking shape. On Wednesday, Asia Gaming Brief reported that the Experts’ Committee has approved several new proposals for the Integrated Resorts (IR) Implementation Bill, including the creation of a “Casino Management...
- Lawmakers likely to take up Japan IR bill during fall special session
February 23, 2017
Spring is coming to Japan, but apparently, it won’t be the time that the country’s ongoing integrated resorts legalization process will reach its full bloom. After talking with a member of Japan’s House of Representatives who is involved with the in-process IR legislation, analysts at brokerage Union Gaming Securities Asia...
- Casino legislation back on the table as Japan’s LDP holds outright majority
July 28, 2016
After being left for dead, the prospects of Japan passing a casino legislation is back on the table, and now with a 50-50 chance of succeeding. Japanese media outlets reported that for the first time since 1989, the ruling Liberal Democratic Party has gained outright majority in both houses of...
New Japan law recognizes bitcoin as method of payment
March 31, 2017
Bitcoin catches attention of American Airlines, AT&T
August 9, 2017
Weakening Japanese yen could lead to bitcoin price surge
April 25, 2017
Bitcoin touches $1,300 mark on Poloniex, Bitfinex
April 21, 2017