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Japan: Fallout continues in sumo gambling scandal

Fans complaints mean sumo tournament will not be broadcast live for first time in 57 years.

Japan: Sumo wrestler sacked over illegal gambling

Kotomitsuki is the first ozeki to be fired in sumo gambling scandal.

Japanese gaming to profit from child subsidies

Japanese government increases to family benefit are expected to benefit the gambling industry.

IGT closing down Japan operations

The slot machine giant said it would close its operations in Japan later this year because of "ongoing difficult market conditions and lack of strategic fit."

Japan: Illegal baseball game betting case grows

Two arrested illegal baseball gambling suspects may face further charges over another baseball gambling case.

Japan considers legalizing casinos

International News Brief: Japan could soon follow in Macau's footsteps by overhauling its strict gaming laws and aiming to lure rich Asian tourists to boost its economy if Japanese lawmakers approve a bill to legalise casinos in the country.

Women top Japan Cup qualifiers

Everest Poker has announced that two of the June Everest Poker Japan Cup qualifying tournament winners were women.

U.S. faces seven compensation claims in WTO online gambling case

Casino City has confirmed that seven compensation claims have been filed against the U.S. in its ongoing WTO online gambling case with Antigua and Barbuda.

All-Japan winner heads to WSOP

Kunihiro Sakamoto bested a field of more than 2,000 players in the inaugural All-Japan Poker Championship presented by SEGA SAMMY Group, an official satellite of the World Series of Poker.

Everest Poker Japan Cup launched

A series of online and live qualification events, the Everest Poker Japan Cup gives players the opportunity to compete live for a prize package worth $20,000.

Japan may open doors to casinos

nternational News Brief: The world's top casino operators are jockeying for a stake in a vast but untapped market as Japan moves closer to an overhaul of its strict gambling laws to lure rich Asian tourists and boost its economy.

PGMI opens new gaming center

PGMI, Inc. reports the grand opening of the newly completed Gyoda store in the Saitama Prefecture.

4 ex-Yamato workers held over gambling

International News Brief: Four former employees of an affiliate of Yamato Transport Co., a major delivery company, have been arrested on suspicion of gambling on professional baseball games at their offices, police said.

PGMI opens new store

PGMI, Inc.reports the successful grand opening of the newly completed Bando store in Japan's Ibaragi Prefecture.

Japanese Bank to Woo Customers with ATM Roulette Game

International News Brief: Japanese banks have long had a reputation for poor service but at least one is trying something new -- wooing customers with an opportunity to try their hand at Lady Luck.

Experts: Japan Gaming Won't Affect Singapore's Resorts

International News Brief: Some market watchers say the emergence of the gaming sector in Japan is not likely have a major impact on Singapore's integrated resorts.

LV Sands Eyes Japan

International News Brief: Las Vegas Sands Corp., the world's largest gaming operator, is keen to build a casino in Japan once Asia's richest economy moves to legalise casinos.

Jeff Simpson Says It Would Be A Mistake To Ignore Wynn Resorts As A Player In Japan

A lot has been written recently about the potential of Japanese casinos if that government moves to loosen laws that prohibit them.

Japan Eyes Bet on Las Vegas Lure

International News Brief: Japan's ruling party is holding talks with global gaming companies including Las Vegas Sands Corp and Harrah's Entertainment Inc to operate the nation's first casinos after 2010.

Macau Casino Bets on Japanese Customers

International News Brief: The massive Venetian Macao casino resort is set to open in 2007, and there are hopes that this mega resort, which will feature one of the biggest convention centers in Asia, will lure Japanese who are doing business in China.

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