Tag Archives: Tokyo
- Baseball gambling snafu leaves Tokyo Olympic execs reeling
October 23, 2015
Tokyo Olympics officials were dismayed by the news of a betting scandal involving Japan’s top baseball team. On Wednesday, Yomiuri Giants President Hiroshi Kubo formally apologized after it was found out that two more pitchers from his team gambled on baseball games. The Giants is Japan’s New York Yankees in...
- Japan election bodes ill for casinos; Tokyo cops arrest robot casino dealer
November 19, 2014
Japan’s casino hopes took yet another blow after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called a snap election for December 14. Monday brought news that Japan’s economy had contracted for the second straight quarter, suggesting it was growing immune to the stimulating powers of Abenomics. On Tuesday, Abe went on TV to...
- Japan expects to pass casino study bill this fall, but Tokyo’s price is going up
October 1, 2014
A key member of Japan’s pro-casino political faction says he expects passage of initial legislation this October. Japanese lawmakers have returned for their abbreviated fall sitting and the resumption of debate on the casino study legislation introduced late in the summer session. The casino study bill would revise the country’s...
- 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,...
- Becky’s Affiliated: 7 reasons why the Japan Gaming Congress is a game changer
May 1, 2014
Each year there are a huge number of gambling conferences taking place throughout the world focusing on various regions and niches. Not very often do we find an event that is critical to the development of gambling legislation within a country like Japan, a country that has billions of dollars...
New Japan law recognizes bitcoin as method of payment
March 31, 2017
Bitcoin catches attention of American Airlines, AT&T
August 9, 2017