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Japan Seen as Gaming Prospect

Japan could be the gaming industry's next frontier now that many development opportunities around the world are spoken for, a recent Deutsche Bank study found.

Aristocrat Leisure Growth Compensates for Japanese Loss

International News Brief: Poker machine maker Aristocrat Leisure expects its first-half result to be broadly in line with the previous corresponding period, despite difficult trading conditions in Japan.

Japanese Court Hears How Online Gambling, Underworld Site Snared Student

International News Brief: The trial of a university student accused of fraud after he tried to sell cell phones under a false name to counter online gambling debts opened in the Sapporo District Court on Tuesday.

PGMI Opens New Location

PGMI, Inc.’s 2006 expansion plans are being implemented with the scheduled opening of a new location in July.

Japan to Legalize Casino to Promote Tourism

International News Brief: Japanese ruling Liberal Democratic Party is to formulate a basic policy around June to legalize casinos in the country with the aim of attracting more for

Japan Airlines Might Drop Las Vegas

Las Vegas could lose its only nonstop air service from Asia next year.

Website Attracts Japanese Gamblers

International News Brief: A new type of Web site has proved to be a Japanese gambler's online paradise.

Softbank to Enter Online Gaming Market

International News Brief: Softbank is on track to become Japan’s first Internet group to enter the online betting market, in a move to diversify its business.

Japan Could Be Next Asian Hotbed for Legalized Gaming

Where will be the next casino hotspot in Asia after Macau and Singapore? An expert from Osaka University of Commerce says he'd bet on Japan.

Slots, Cops, and Deception

International News Brief: The Japanese have been kicking around the idea of building American-style casinos in Japan for four years now.

Japanese Man Embezzles 131 Million Yen

International News Brief: A Japan Agriculture Cooperative employee has been sacked after reportedly admitting to embezzling 131 million yen in customers' savings and pensions to feed his gambling habit.

IA Global Increases Revenue Guidance

IA Global Inc. projected revenues would be $11,000,000-$11,800,000 for the 4th quarter of 2004 at current exchange rates and $30,800,000 - $31,600,000 for the full year 2004.

Another Deficit For Japan's Soccer Lottery

International News Brief: Japan's soccer-lottery operation will likely run into a deficit for its second consecutive year.

IA Global Reports Loss Decreased

IA Global reports the net loss decreased to $285,000 from $694,000 in Q3 2003. The net loss per share was $.00 for Q3 as compared to a net loss of $.01 per share for Q3 2003.

Japanese Returning to Las Vegas

Saying sayonara to a recent widespread reluctance to travel abroad, an increasing number of Japanese are expected to visit the United States this year, a new study says.

IA Global Increases Revenue Guidance

IA Global Inc. reports that revenues would be $8,400,000-$9,000,000 for Q3 2004 at current exchange rates.

IA Global Subsidiary, Rex Tokyo, Establishes Joint Venture

IA Global Inc. reports that Rex Tokyo has signed an agreement to establish a joint venture company in Japan on September 6, 2004.

Man Booked On Gambling Dad's Death

International News Brief: A man was arrested over the death of his indebted father after four days of violent assault, Japanese police said.

Gaming Control Board: Wynn Partner Gets OK

A $1 billion slot machine company controlled by Steve Wynn's Japanese business partner received unanimous approval Friday for a two-year Nevada manufacturer's license.

Sammy Corp. to Takeover Sega

News Brief: Sammy Corp. will buy the three quarters of Sega Corp. it doesn't own for about 165 billion yen in stock, resurrecting a takeover that collapsed in May last year.

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