Japan’s Pachinko market towers over the Strip

Japan’s Pachinko market towers over the Strip

While the Japanese government’s enactment of “Act Promoting Implementation of Specified Integrated Resort Areas” late last month will allow high stakes gambling in Japan for the first time, currently, public sporting events such as horse and bicycle races are legal...
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Minimum $10 billion investment planned by Las Vegas Sands for Japan Casino Resort

Minimum $10 billion investment planned by Las Vegas Sands for Japan Casino Resort

Japan is finally on its way to offering an integrated casino resort. The country has long been considered an area that would do well with casino gaming, possibly becoming the second-largest casino market in the world. Several companies have shown...
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Japanese politicians hear from casino proponents

Japanese politicians hear from casino proponents

Senior political figures were on hand earlier this week as the Japan Academy Of Integrated Resort And Gaming Studies held its 13th annual meeting at a Tokyo hotel and discussed proposed legislation that would legalize casino gaming in the nation...
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Influential government committee passes proposed Japanese casino legislation

Influential government committee passes proposed Japanese casino legislation

In Japan, proposed legislation that would legalize casino gambling passed through an influential House Of Representatives committee on Friday despite a walk-out staged by critics opposed to the government’s rapid handling of the matter. According to a report...
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MGM Resorts willing to spend as much as $10 billion on Japan casino, possibly via REIT

MGM Resorts willing to spend as much as $10 billion on Japan casino, possibly via REIT

On Monday, Las Vegas-based MGM Resorts International (MGM.N) Chief Executive Officer James Murren said that the company could spend close to $10 billion on an integrated resort (IR) in Japan via a publicly traded real estate investment trust (REIT) as legaliz...
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Analysts believe Japan could become second largest gaming market

Analysts believe Japan could become second largest gaming market

Japan has contemplated for years about changing its gaming laws that would allow integrated resorts (IR) consisting of casinos, hotels and malls to be developed in the country but so far a favorable decision hasn’t been taken. A gaming bill...
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House Of Councillors committee passes Japanese casino legislation

House Of Councillors committee passes Japanese casino legislation

In Japan, proposed legislation that would legalize casino gambling has passed through an influential House Of Councillors committee and is now expected to be put forward for a full vote by the upper house of the Diet as early as...
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Efforts to pass Japan casino bill delayed until 2017

Efforts to pass Japan casino bill delayed until 2017

Proposed legislation that would legalize casino gaming in Japan is reportedly not likely to pass through the current session of the Asian nation’s parliament this year due to time constraints and the effects of the Presidential election in the United...
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New resort near Vladivostok on Russky Island?

New resort near Vladivostok on Russky Island?

On June 3rd 2015, it was reported that the Iida Group Holdings, which is one of the biggest residential development companies in Japan, may be looking to build a resort on Russky Island, which is located near the city of Vladivostok.  Vladivostok is...
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Japanese parliament begins deliberations on casino legalization bill

Japanese parliament begins deliberations on casino legalization bill

The Japanese parliament has begun deliberations on proposed legislation that would legalize casino gambling with members of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party revealing that they hope to take the measure as far as possible before their winter recess starts on...
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Odds of Japan legalizing casinos improved by Abe’s political gains

Odds of Japan legalizing casinos improved by Abe’s political gains

Having failed for 15 years, the odds that Japan will soon allow casinos in the country have greatly improved thanks to changes in the political landscape there that could put the country in a position to benefit from the legalization...
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