Tag Archives: reuters
- Japanese court dismisses Kazuo Okada’s defamation claim against Reuters
November 26, 2015
A Japanese court has dismissed gaming device maker Universal Entertainment’s defamation lawsuit against the Reuters news agency. Universal, the Japanese pachinko and slots manufacturer controlled by billionaire Kazuo Okada (pictured), filed a ¥200m (US $1.63m) defamation claim against Reuters in late 2012. The lawsuit was filed in response to the...
- Universal Entertainment taps independent panel to investigate Philippine reports
January 9, 2013
Universal Entertainment spent the latter part of 2012 on the defensive after allegations that the casino operator made illegal payments to a Pagcor associate in the Philippines regarding the operator's casino project in the country. Well, it didn't take long for Universal to open the new year with bats swinging,...
- Universal sues Reuters; conditions right for Japan casino bill passage in 2013
December 5, 2012
Japanese gaming firm Universal Entertainment has followed through on its threats to file a civil suit against news agency Reuters for what Universal called “biased and unfair reporting.” The pachinko/casino company headed by Kazuo Okada was the subject of two Reuters broadsides last month, each detailing alleged payoffs from Universal...
- Universal releases statement, calls out Reuters for shoddy reporting
December 4, 2012
Over the past few weeks, Universal Entertainment's name had been dragged to the mud stemming from a couple of Reuters reports alleging the former engaging in multimillion-dollar payoffs made by the casino company to former Philippine Amusement & Gaming Corporation. consultant Rodolfo Soriano. After what seemed like an eternity of silence,...
Okada Manila eyes Philippine backdoor listing
May 2, 2017
PAGCOR eyes Cebu as Philippines’ next gambling hub
March 21, 2017