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Casino operators readying to move in as ban is lifted on Japan

Tags: James Murren, Japan, Shinzo Abe
Posted on 19 December 2016 by "T".
The parliament of Japan has now cleared the way for global casinos to operate in the country after the approval of ‘integrated resorts' law, despite the mixed feelings and warnings from the Japanese public over the involvement of organized crime and gambling addiction. In the early hours of Thursday last week (December 15), Japan's parliament approved the legislation permitting the construc[...]   Read more » Casino operators readying to move in as ban is lifted on Japan

  19-Dec-16, 18:20   #1
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Joined: May '08
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well all this banning thing is quite funny really- casinos operate in a country and all are happy, boom one day all of them are banned and move out to different places, then after some time passed politicians lift the ban and casinos come back... left right, left right and so on.

  19-Dec-16, 18:29   #2
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Is there really a country that cares about gambling addiction? I dont think so.
And the most recent and obvious example, is right here.

When they formed the new law, for banning all the internet sites, that didnt have license,
one of their excuses was to protect us from gambling addiction.
Well, guess what they are getting ready to launch now.
Slot machines, in all the physical betting shops, all over the country.
Thats how much they care.....

  19-Dec-16, 18:32   #3

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why the hell should politicians care about gambling addictions? dudes lose their money, they are hopeless degens, if gambling was completely shut they would still fall for some traps- alcohol, drugs, prostitutes, lottery, con artists, etc.- thing is there is a percentage of dudes who are destined for failure, no need to try stopping them, just gonna make the whole process longer... but same result.

  19-Dec-16, 19:10   #4

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Japan is one of few countries that are independent. Japan is a strong country because it doesn't depend much on the new world. Why are they so strong? that is because they have discipline, a strong feeling for responsibility + having cultural values that are very strong embedded. They are doing good because they have a traditional culture mixed with new ideas and not some borrowed* s**t mentality culture from "the west" (*I'm not talking about ripping off styles from cartoons and design of technology btw, because they are good in that).

Little bit off topic, but who cares. Thumbs Up

  20-Dec-16, 00:40   #5
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The girl with the nuts, you are always in the subject

  20-Dec-16, 05:49   #6

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Ah, I didn't even know that casinos were illegal in Japan. I think the casinos should be more recreational and should make less profits in general... They can help the economy in some ways but the typical casinos are really just taking poor people's money doing nothing. House edges on slots and stuff are huuuuuge.

Anyways, good for them, more freedom I guess!

  20-Dec-16, 06:27   #7
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i thought they had no gambling laws, i really thought every town in japan is like las vegas, but only without the blinking lights. freedom is to choose what to play,

  20-Dec-16, 09:07   #8
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When this does get the go ahead, it will be massive. The amounts of money being gambled on the horses' is astronomical in Japan so, in my opinion, it will probably be the same in the casinos'

  20-Dec-16, 12:15   #9

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as I see how lots of countries behave with betting,gambling,poker and other sites,we can say that they are more interested to forbid that stuff,then to fight against drugs!like the gambling is biggest problem in world!let people to do with own money whatever they want,not to block everything!

  20-Dec-16, 18:40   #10

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Japan has been debating whether to legalize casinos since the late-1990s. Japan's parliament finally passed a casino bill and a multiphase legislation process has just begun. Several industry analysts say casinos will not be in operation until the mid-2020s at the earliest. It has been argued that the hefty cover charge (JPY10,000+ per entry) should be levied upon local residents as a disincentive for them to visit casinos.

Edited by Tony_MON7ANA (20 December 2016 @ 19:34 GMT)

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