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Brazil – Brazilian senators drumming up support for gaming legislation

Brazilian senators, including Senator Irajá and the President of the chamber, David Alcolumbre, have discussed their support for legalisation of the gambling industry with casino executives this week. Senator Angelo Coronel meanwhile has been using the hashtag #LegalizarOsJogosSim, translating as ‘Say yes, to the legalisation of gaming’ on social media. He said: “At this time…

Japan – Prefectures offer mixed response to Japan’s delay to IR timeline

The coronavirus pandemic has prompted Japan’s central government to delay the application period for local governments wanting to be in the race for one of three Japanese Integrated Resort casinos by nine months. The initial application period from January to July 2021 has been replaced with a new window from October 1 2021 to 28…

Japan – Front runner for Japan’s Prime Minister role says casinos are ‘essential’ for tourism

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga, who is running for the LDP in the Prime Ministerial election, has confirmed his belief that Japan’s attempts to launch integrated casino resorts is ‘essential’ for tourism in the country. Concern has grown over the future casino sector in Japan following Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s decision to retire. He was…

Japan – Bribery scandal to delay Japan’s publication of Basic Policy

Japan will delay publication of the Basic Policy for its future casino industry until February, following the 500.com bribery case, with the government saying it needs more time to assess any change in public opinion. Four opposition parties; the Constitutional Democratic Party, Democratic Party for the People, Japanese Communist Party, and Social Democratic Party had…

Japan – Japanese lawmaker facing second warrant arrest over casino bribery allegations

Japanese lawmaker Tsukasa Akimoto of the House of Representatives has been issued with a second arrest warrant by the Tokyo District Public Prosecutors Office over allegations involving bribery regarding the country’s process of issuing three casino licences. Mr. Akimoto was given the role of Cabinet Office state minister in charge of the government’s initiative to…

Brazil – Brazil’s President backtracks on anti-casino stance

The President of Brazil Jair Bolsonaro has come out in favour of legalising gambling in casinos. Mr. Bolsonaro expressed his opinion during a meeting with Deputy Newton Cardoso Jr, president of the Tourism Commission of the Chamber of Deputies who is working in favour of bills that he believes will boost the growth of the…

Brazil – Lawmaker says regulated industry could “transform” Brazil’s economy

A Brazilian lawmaker has come out in support of pro gambling legislation. Brazilian Deputy Junior Bozzella outlined how a regulated gaming industry would provide a boost to the economy and create jobs in his weekly column published in A Tribuna. Crucially Junior Bozzella is a member of President Jair Bolsonaro’s party. Bolsonaro was The Social…

Brazil – Brazil’s Gambling Bill gathers momentum under new administration

Author of gambling bill PLS 186/2014 and President of the of the Progressive Party, Senator Ciro Nogueira has met with Economy Minister Paulo Guedes to request government support for his proposal to legalise gambling in Brazil. It was the first time that Guedes held a meeting on the issue since Jair Bolsonaro became president. In…

Brazil – Over half of Brazil’s lawmakers favour gambling

According to a new poll conducted by the Paraná Research Institute (Instituto Paraná Pesquisa) support is growing for an overhaul of Brazil’s antiquated gaming laws. Asked if they were in favour or against the legalisation of all types of gambling in Brazil including the legalisation of casinos, sports betting, bingo houses, the street lottery known…