Tag Archives: pachinko
- Japan proposes cutting pachinko payouts in half
July 11, 2017
Japan’s struggling pachinko industry is reeling from fresh rumors that players' current maximum allowable winnings will be cut in half. Shares in Japan’s pachinko operators took a tumble this week after local media reported that the government planned to impose further reductions in player payouts. A report in the Japan...
- Pachinko unlikely to be a legislative focus as Japan’s IR bill takes shape
April 12, 2017
Japan's Diet already has enough on its hands with the integrated resorts bill to touch on the frameworks of pachinko and horseracing, according to analysts at brokerage Union Gaming Securities Asia Ltd. Pachinko is a mainstay of the Japanese gambling sector, along with horse, boat, bicycle and motorcycle racing. But...
- Japan eyes restrictions on multi-billion dollar pachinko industry
March 30, 2017
The Japanese government is looking to restrict existing gambling establishments – including the US$200 billion pachinko industry – as it prepares to welcome casinos in its jurisdiction. Bloomberg reported that the move was part of the government’s plan to tackle gambling addiction even before country adds Las Vegas-style casino resorts....
- Pachinko operator ‘ripe fit’ for casino investors eyeing Japan: analyst
January 19, 2017
Now that Japan is a step closer to legalizing casinos, foreign investors may have already started forming links with their local counterparts in order to jointly bid for a Japanese casino license. And one firm that is well-positioned for such kind of strategic investment is pachinko hall operator Dynam Japan...
- Vegas-style daycare gains popularity among Japan’s silver crowd
November 6, 2015
Japan’s ageing population—tired of “childish, patronizing” activities—are embracing casino-style daycares. In the past year alone, as many as 60 Las Vegas-style daycare facilities emerged in the country that cater to local retirees, Financial Times reported. There are at least 10 million Japanese residents aged over 80. Today’s elderly crowd, according...
- Digital entertainment boosts Konami H1 result
November 2, 2015
Japanese gaming provider Konami Holdings Corp. has posted an increase in revenue, thanks to its digital entertainment business. According to its financial report for the six months ending September 30, Konami’s consolidated revenue reached JPY 107.7 billion, up 9.1% from JPY 7.8 billion it posted over the same period a...
Japan proposes cutting pachinko payouts in half
July 11, 2017