The idea of possibility to regulate the global online casino gambling industry hit the Japanese government once, at the time of global economic recession, though the idea was never materialized, thus leaving internet gambling illegal in Japan.
Illegal is still taking place in the country, that’s why the arrest of three individuals accused in participation in an illegal online casino gambling ring has been surprising. The ring has been under investigation for quite some time, but the portable nature of the online casinos and the industry as a whole made it hard for police to pinpoint them. The illegal online casino let the minors play and wager at the sites without any age checks and safeguards.
However, there is one point the police are not sure about: what to do with the nine internet gamblers who were gambling at these sites.