The national government has been asked by the Japan Casino Regulatory Commission to increase its budget by nearly 10%. The amount requested is an increase of over one billion dollars compared to the previous year’s budget. The Commission expects its staff numbers to go up by 20 in the next year.
The national government has been asked by the Japan Casino Regulatory Commission to increase its organisational budget by 10 percent.
According to information gathered by GGRAsia’s Japan correspondent, the amount requested is JPY3.88 billion, an increase of JPY0.35 billion or 9.9%, compared with the financial-year 2022, budget.
The Commission expects its staff numbers to increase by 20 in the next year.
Even if Osaka and Nagasaki are given the go-ahead by the country’s authorities, it is unlikely that any casino resort will be up and running in Japan before the end of the current decade.
The Commission estimates its personnel and operational costs to be JPY2.85 billion, an increase of JPY 160 million from a year ago.
It expects the cost of establishing an organisation to supervise casino operators and others to increase by 70 million dollars.
The cost to conduct examinations of casino operators and others to check the suitability for granting casino licences has increased by 20 million dollars year-on-year.
The cost to establish an information technology (IT) system to examine casino operators and others to check the suitability for granting casino licences is the same amount as in the previous year.
The Japan Casino Regulatory Commission will pay an amount of JPY1.01 billion for work done by Japan’s Digital Agency, a government body set up to aid the “digitalisation” of Japan’s economy, government and society.
The budget states that the cost to establish relationships with overseas regulatory bodies will be up by more than 100 million dollars for the period.