Japanese culture has always been strict and regulated by unbending rules. Many foreigners who visit Japan attempt to mingle around in hopes of not looking like a tourist. And considering the expats ratio living in japan, which was only 1.5% in 2013, it is quite evident that Japan was not so welcome to outsiders.
This strictness also reflects in the casino world of Japan, and especially the online casino world. Since the etiquettes of this society are grounded in strict rules, online gambling is considered a blow against their cultural norms.
But this does not mean that there are zero gambling activities in the country. Just like how most of the nation is law-abiding, yet there exist in the middle of Japan, members of Yakuza, known to be one of the most feared underworlds.
Hence we can say, on the account of laws, that Japan does not allow online casino gambling as gambling has not been legalized. But, we cannot say with surety that the Japanese nation is so lawful when it comes to gambling.
There may or may not be any Japanese online casino site functioning in the country, but there are lots of foreign ones that have established a good market within the curtained regions of the country.
But, going by their old way of conduct of not being open to foreigners, they ban selective games from the offshore sites. Just like it has banned all the betting except for sports betting, pachinko parlors, and lotteries.
Even though a major chunk of the gambling industry is banned, the prospect of the industry does seem positive. Because all the other gambling and betting is still going on but regulated by the underworld.
If something is happening in the country already, it typically takes time but eventually becomes a common practice. And considering the bill passed by Japanese lawmakers in 2018 to legalize land-based casinos, it should not be long before the online casino gambling starts functioning in full swing.
However, no one can still predict if things are going to be smooth for online casino development. because, even though casinos are legalized in Japan, their legalizing bill still faces setbacks to this date.
For example, recently japan opposition submitted a bill that asked to repeal the law of legalizing the development of casinos in Japan. And we never know how many of such bills are to come in the future since political figures in Japan still hold conservative views.
Another noticeable thing about the entire gambling market of japan is that, even though the conventional type of online gambling is outright prohibited, japan does have casino sites for gambling on races of motorcycle, horses, bicycles, and lotteries.
For the western style of gambling, people have to turn towards offshore companies that have established a considerably huge market here.
On that note, let’s conclude with hopes of seeing flashy land-based casinos as well as Japanese online casinos that will offer exciting world-famous games.