Local media reports say that the Japanese government is thinking of collecting some of the revenue generated by casino operators which will then be used to fund for gambling addiction prevention measures.
Last December, the Japanese government has given their go signal to legalize the presence of casinos even though many of the local public voiced their concerns on the possible ill effects it can bring to the nation, including increasing incidents of gambling addiction and organized crime.
Japan is no stranger to gambling - in fact, many people in the country play gambling-related machines such as pachinko as well as other betting-type games like boat, bicycle and horse races.
The collection portion of the revenue from casinos shall then be split accordingly between local and central governments, which will then be also used to promote arts and culture as well as amp up social welfare measures.
The Japanese government aims to introduce their casino regulations according to the world's highest standards, and they also aim to set up a casino oversight committee as an affiliate partner of the Cabinet Office. They are taking into consideration the measure of imposing harsh penalties for violations, which includes revoking business licenses.
The collected portion of the casino revenues is also being considered to be used as funds for promotion of tourism in the country, not just for areas that host casinos, but also in those without them.