Apr 18, 2017

Will casinos fuel addiction to gambling?

As the benefits of casinos were played up, their potential social cost was never seriously taken up in Diet discussions, including whether casinos would exacerbate gambling addiction and how that could be prevented.

/ Apr 5, 2017

Brain disorder cause of gambling addiction, study shows

Compulsive gambling can be attributed to a brain disorder that renders addicts incapable of determining appropriate risk, a Japanese research group has found. The group, led by Hidehiko Takahashi, associate professor at Kyoto University, found that gambling addicts showed reduced activity in the frontal ...

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 ...