Konami wants Las Vegas style rules in Japan

Slot machine supplier Konami Holdings Corp. says it will get involved in Japan’s gaming industry as long as the regulations are as strict as those in Las Vegas, Bloomberg reports.

Satoshi Sakamoto, a senior executive director at Konami, said an industry with a good reputation will attract more Japanese visitors, and it would help to keep the licenses Konami needs to operate in Nevada and other U.S. states.

“In Las Vegas, if you have a license they’ll take it away if you start getting involved in strange things, and that would be a big problem,” said Sakamoto in an interview with Bloomberg last week.

“If Japan is too loose, then we’d have to remove ourselves,” he added.

“The most important thing is to have compliance and rules at the same level as Nevada,” Sakamoto said. “We want a clean casino and entertainment.”