US Moguls Place Their Bets on Rival Cities for Japanese Casinos
May 13th, 2014
Tokyo and Osaka, two of Japan’s largest cities, have long been primed to host international casino resorts. Now the race to the world’s last untapped gaming market is getting tighter as two US billionaires have each placed their bets on the rival cities. Among the casino operators beating down the doors to Japan’s gaming market …
FANCY A FLUTTER?
April 20th, 2005
After years of hedged bets, it looks like gambling is finally going to be legal in Tokyo says Laura Fumiko Keehn WHEN TOKYO GOVERNOR Shintaro Ishihara was elected in 1999, one of his promises was to legalize casino gambling. He argued that casinos would expand the domestic tourist industry, create jobs and attract foreign investment. …