Casino schools become a hit in Japan ahead of IR opening
The number of people enrolling in casino schools in Japan has increased astronomically as they await the opening of integrated resorts in the country.
According to a report by Agence France Presse, prospective gamblers are taking courses on several activities in the casino including how to supervise betting on green baize tables, deal baccarat games and spin roulette wheels.
In an interview with a casino school owner, Masayoshi Oiwane, he said many Japanese are anticipating getting jobs in the casino industry due to its lucrative nature, hence, the “unprecedented level of enrolment momentum.”
Last Tuesday, the lower chamber of the Japanese Diet approved the IR Bill, which would allow the building of casinos in three locations in the country.
The Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, in support for the passage of the Integrated Resorts Implementation Bill (IR Bill), noted that the country stands to gain from integrated resorts as it would bring in most foreign investments to boost the economy.
He said casinos will be an avenue for employment and new culture, and that can make the country competitive internationally.
Japan’s decision to grant casino licenses is expected to rake in an estimated $15.8 billion in revenue annually according to gaming analyst. However, International credit-debt watcher Fitch Ratings has pitched annual revenues closer to $6 billion.
On the other hand, a Japanese casino expert Toru Mihara, estimates that over ten thousand jobs would be created, if even a single casino is constructed.
“Tourists will come to energise various regions. This can grow as a new and major industry,” he said.