Japan's public name-and-shame campaign against pachinko parlors ignoring requests to close during pandemic ermergency fails to achieve full success.
Japan's government is losing patience with pachinko parlors not observing social distancing policies under the country's pandemic emergency order.
Changes in Japanese regulation are killing the pachinko business.
Initial financial results show that the company suffered a $24.5M loss in digital games even though that segment of their business generated $267.2M.
The second largest pachinko operator in Japan saw an impressive upswing in profits during the second and third quarters of the year.
Dynam revenue before taxes rose 13.3% in the fiscal year ending March 31, 2018, compared to the prior year period.
Takashi Takai has created a laundry list of questions for the government that questions the pachinko industry’s “moral fitness” in casinos.
The allure of glitzy pachinko parlors dotting the streets of Japan continues to fade as the country prepares for the entry of integrated resorts.
Public-run lottery tickets in Japan will soon be sold online amid slumping sales, according to the country’s internal affairs ministry.
Japanese gambling operators should brace for an even greater pachinko tightening in the coming years as integrated resorts is likely to become a reality.