Tag Archives: osaka
- Osaka busts illegal casino that dealt cards for 20 years
June 28, 2017
The Japanese city of Osaka has broken up what local authorities are calling the biggest – and possibly oldest – illegal gambling den they’ve encountered in years. On Monday, Osaka Prefectural Police arrested 24 individuals after disrupting a major illegal baccarat casino operating out of a building in the Minami...
- Osaka group lodges problem gambling bill to boost Japan IR chances
February 27, 2017
In a bid to move Japan's casino policies forward, members of the opposition party have come up with a new legislation that will deal with problem gamblers in the country. The Osaka-centric Nippon Ishin no Kai party is hoping that a cooperation with the ruling Liberal Democratic Party will boost...
- Myanmar eyeing legalizing casinos; foreign investors get tour of Osaka casino site
September 2, 2014
Myanmar could be the next Asian country to get casinos after the Ministry of Home Affairs announced that it’s working on a law that would allow local hotels to begin offering legalized gambling. Reports from some local media indicate that three-star and above hotels near border crossings will be allowed...
- MGM, Galaxy Osaka casino frontrunners; Caesars’ South Korea JV down payment
July 9, 2014
Officials in Osaka have made it clear that local interests will play a decisive role in determining who wins the few coveted casinos licenses in Japan. Late last week, the operator of Universal Studios Japan (USJ) in Osaka told Kyodo News that the company would pursue a casino and theme...
- Tokyo guv dubious on casinos; Osaka forced to accept new pachinko parlor
June 7, 2014
Bloomberry Resorts and Hotels Inc. has confirmed that it’s keen to land a casino license in Japan, assuming the country’s politicians finally get around to passing the necessary legislation. Bloomberry, which operates the Solaire Resort and Casino in Manila’s Entertainment City, says it’s in talks with a potential Japanese partner,...
- Osaka has a challenge of cleaning its city up ahead of casino plans
May 27, 2014
Even with some recent bumps in the road, there's still a strong belief that Japan will legalize casinos sooner than later. So in anticipation of that date, numerous cities in the country have taken to promoting themselves to international casino operators. One of the most aggressive cities in this regard has...
New Japan law recognizes bitcoin as method of payment
March 31, 2017
Bitcoin catches attention of American Airlines, AT&T
August 9, 2017
8 Chinese Gambling Superstitions
March 12, 2014
Weakening Japanese yen could lead to bitcoin price surge
April 25, 2017
bitFlyer rolls out Visa-powered Bitcoin prepaid card in Japan
October 10, 2017