News & Analysis

Japan Warns Online Gamblers Of Criminal Prosecution

Japan’s police and Consumer Affairs Agency have released a joint warning that gambling on offshore websites is a criminal act, implying that long-standing de facto impunity for affiliate websites may be under threat.

Japan To Mull Sports-Betting Expansion, Says Report

The Japanese government is again considering expansion of the sports-betting market, with a ministerial proposal to be discussed in detail at a sports policy conference next month, the Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper reported on Tuesday.

News In Brief: April 25-April 29, 2022

Minnesota's sports-betting bill passes through its final committee stage and just two bids are left standing in Japan as casino-resort deadline passes.

Research & Reports

Asia Gambling Outlook - September 2022

This edition of VIXIO GamblingCompliance's Outlook provides high-level intelligence and forecasts for the Asian online gambling market, as it navigates ongoing damage, dislocation and opportunity from the coronavirus pandemic, and as major emerging markets including Japan and India balance forces supporting prohibition or liberalisation.

This outlook report includes:

Q&A: Gambling Regulation in Japan

The first integrated resort (IR) in Japan is expected in the mid-2020s, following passage of the Integrated Resorts (IRs) Development Law, which allows for the initial establishment of three IRs, in July 2018, in the wake of the Basic Law on Gambling etc. Dependence Countermeasures.

EU and Japan Agreement to Create World’s Largest Area for Secure Data Flows

On July 17, 2018, the European Commission announced the successful completion of discussions with Japan in relation to adopting reciprocal adequacy decisions, with an eye to establishing a safe space that will ensure stable and secure data flows between them. By means of this mutual adequacy arrangement, the two territories recognised each other’s data protection systems as equivalently offering a high level of protection of individuals’ personal data.

Japan: New Data Protection Law Amendments Come Into Effect

On May 30, 2017, the Personal Information Protection Commission announced that the amendments made to Japan’s Act on the Protection of Personal Information had come into effect.

The revised Act on the Protection of Personal Information, which proposes "to protect the rights and interests of individuals while ensuring due consideration that proper and effective use of personal information", included some additions, clarifications and changes:

Data & Forecasts

Japan - Racing Statistics Report - 1980 to 2022

Latest annual Racing Statistics Report data from the Japan Racing Association. The data released for the country contains the following information: Race days, net pari-mutuel handle, average handle per race day, attendance and net pari-mutuel handle by type of wager. There are approximately 550 data points in this document.

Market Monitor: World Lottery Association Compendium

This report contains around 40,000 data points across over 150 lotteries and 85 countries, as collated annually by the World Lottery Association. The dataset displays total sales, GGR, digital sales & digital GGR by product category in horizontal time series and filterable table views.

Aristocrat Leisure Report - FY2005 to FY2022

Latest half-yearly data from Australian-listed Aristocrat Leisure. The data released for the manufacturer contains the following information: Revenue, cost of sales, gross profit, profit/loss before income tax and a geographical breakdown of revenue, profit and key performance indicators. There are approximately 1,240 data points in this document.

Dynam Japan Holdings Report - FY2012 to FY2022

Latest half-yearly data from Japanese-listed Dynam Japan Holdings. The data released for the operator contains the following information: Group income and number of pachinko halls, gross pay-ins, gross payouts and revenue by hall type. There are approximately 450 data points in this document.

Universal Entertainment Report - 2001 to 2021

Latest quarterly data from Japanese-listed Universal Entertainment. The data released for the manufacturer contains the following information: Net sales, cost of sales, gross profit, selling, general and administrative expenses, operating income, net income and a sector breakdown of sales. There are approximately 700 data points in this document.
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