Feb 24, 2017

MGM Resorts may invest $10 billion in Japan, says CEO

James Murren, visiting chairman and chief executive officer of major U.S. casino operator MGM Resorts International, says his company may consider investing $10 billion in integrated resort operations in Japan. Japan’s integrated resort market could be “much bigger than Las Vegas,” Murren said on ...

Jan 21, 2017

Vietnam provisionally OKs limited casino gambling for locals

Betters in gambling-mad Vietnam will soon be allowed to stake their fortune in some casinos across the communist country, the government said Friday, in a pilot project aimed at opening up the lucrative industry. The government has long banned locals from gambling in casinos ...

Dec 26, 2016

Law legalizing casino gambling in Japan takes effect

A law allowing casino gambling took effect Monday, prompting the government to promote the creation of “integrated resorts” that include hotels and other entertainment facilities. The law, sponsored by a group of lawmakers mainly from the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, created controversy due to ...

Diet enacts contentious casino legislation

/ Dec 15, 2016

Diet enacts contentious casino legislation


The Diet enacted a law to legalize casinos Thursday morning amid ongoing public concerns over a raft of potential social ills, including surges in gambling addiction and organized crime. For Japan, it seems casino legalization could be equivalent to opening Pandora’s box. The nation ...