Mar 24, 2015

Lawmakers to submit casinos bill this month

Pro-casino lawmakers said on Tuesday they will resubmit a failed bill to legalize gambling at so-called “integrated resorts” by the end of this month, hoping to pass the controversial law this year. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has promoted casinos as part of his economic ...

Oct 20, 2014

Casino legalization delay likely, Komeito official says

The plan to legalize casino gambling has likely been delayed again, a senior Komeito official said Monday, dealing a further political blow to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Casino operators such as Las Vegas Sands, Genting Singapore, MGM Resorts and Melco Crown Entertainment are waiting ...

Aug 16, 2014

Keikyu wants to invest in casinos

Railway Keikyu Corp. said it is aiming to open an integrated resort facility featuring a casino to tap the increase in foreign tourists. Subject to the enactment of gambling bills, Keikyu plans to build the facility on Yamashita pier in Yokohama or in Tokyo’s ...

Jul 18, 2014

Japan to set up entity to examine casino plan for 2020 Olympics

Japan plans to set up a new body to examine the idea of setting up integrated casino-based resort facilities in time for the Tokyo Olympics in 2020, the top government spokesman said Friday. Officials from various government agencies will come together to work on ...