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¥500-mil. fines eyed for casino fraud

Jiji Press TOKYO (Jiji Press) — The government and ruling camp plan to impose fines of up to ¥500 million on casino operators that obtain licenses by using false information in their applications, informed sources said Friday.

The fines, aimed at preventing antisocial forces such as organized crime syndicates from launching casino business, are included in a draft bill on the operations of casino-featuring integrated resorts in the country.

Individuals such as officials of casino operators will be subject to imprisonment of up to five years or fines of up to ¥5 million for the acquisitions of casino licenses based on false information, the sources said.

Under the legislation, people’s casino visits will be restricted to three times a week and 10 times a month. Prison terms of up to three years or fines of up to ¥3 million will be imposed on casino employees who allow entry to customers beyond the limits, the sources said.Speech

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