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Japan: Prime Minister backs casino legislation

Japan's Prime Minister backs introducing legislation that would legalize casinos in the country ahead of the 2020 Olympics.

Japan looks to Singapore for casino tourism model

Japan's Prime Minister toured Singapore's casinos while he was in town to give a defence related speech last Friday.

Japan: Gambler wants his losses treated as tax deductions

A Japanese civil servant wants his gambling losses treated as a tax deductible business expense.

Boyd Gaming displays interest in Japan casino

CEO Keith Smith used a fourth-quarter conference call Wednesday to express Boyd Gaming’s interest in the potential Japanese casino market.

Las Vegas Sands ready to move on Japan casino plan

Adelson says Las Vegas Sands are ready to invest in casino in Japan.

Singapore casinos produce $6 billion in gaming revenue in 2013; market still trails Las Vegas Strip

Both markets were far behind Macau, the world’s largest gaming destination, which produced a record $45.2 billion in gaming revenues last year.

Casinos in Japan? Bet your last yen on it

Analysts and gaming leaders consider it a foregone conclusion that Japan, after years of toying with legalizing casinos, will finally approve a gaming bill this spring.

Japan: Gambing bill filed in Japanese parliament

A bill to legalize casino gambling in Japan has been submitted by two parties to parliament.

Galaxy would consider Japan, Taiwan investment if markets open up

Galaxy Entertainment is eyeing both Japan and Taiwan as potential investment markets should gaming markets open up.

Japan outlines proposed regulator plan for casinos

The Japanese government has outlined a policy for legalizing, regulating and licensing gambling that includes an Independent regulator.

Companies hunt Japan-based casino sites

Some casino companies reportedly looking for sites in Tokyo, as anticipation builds gaming law could change with 2020 Olympics acquisition.

Gaming sees opportunity in Japan Olympics

Last week’s award of the 2020 Summer Olympic Games to Tokyo ignited more than the Olympic torch in the Japanese capital.

Union Gaming Group, successful at home, looks to Japan as global gambling's possible next frontier

Later this month, Union Gaming Group will host a three-day conference at the Conrad Hotel in Tokyo that focuses on Japan’s potential expansion into legalized casino gaming.

Japan to embrace gambling

150 lawmakers to propose legislation that would allow slots and table games at hotels and restaurants in Japan.

Ex-sumo wrestler guilty over baseball gambling charges

Sumo-wrestler convicted of gambling on baseball matches in Japan.

H2 predicts slow growth for online gaming in 2011

H2 Gambling Capital has revised its forecast for revenues for the online gambling sector down from €25.0 billion to €23.76 billion, a growth rate of just 4.4 percent rather than the original 10.2 percent it predicted earlier this year.

Japan: Police seek to charge sumo wrestlers

For the first time ever in Sumo history, police intend to lay charges against two sumo wrestlers for illegal gambling.

Japan: Sumo faces another gambling scandal

Sumo wrestling in Japan rocked again by second round of gambling allegations.

Japan: Sumo trio arrested for organizing illegal gambling on baseball

Japan's sumo wrestling scandal of 2009 now sees arrests made specifically for illegal gambling activities.

Japan casino plan has South Korea nervous

If Japan ends its ban on casinos, South Korea needs to brace for the financial impact.

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