Licensed operators are Japanese slot machines pachinko looking for new ways to attract customers. Although the Congress of Japan has already passed a bill legalizing games, casino operators can not start a full process to promote gambling, as long as the legislators will not approve a new series of rules governing the conditions of work.
However, the market has already experienced a decline in income for the already legal gambling system slot machines pachinko. Pachinko Okura Holdings operator reported a 0.6% decrease in revenue for the six months ended 31 December 2017 this week.
Okura Holdings said that the declining trend of the profit of the pachinko industry was caused by increased competition and other forms of entertainment in Japan, as well as the new gambling legislation which imposed a number of rules and restrictions.
International brokerage firm Union Gaming estimates that the market for pachinko may face several failures, which can last for the next few years after starting to operate the integrated resorts (IR).
It is reported that the government will insist on creating a demarcation line between the pachinko industry IR.
Recall that the Japanese government has proposed to establish a registration fee to visit the casino in the amount of $18.6 for 24-hour access to citizens and foreign residents. A new amendment should be included in the law on integrated resorts (IR), the authorities said.