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

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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 ...

Don't let the friendly face fool you — this croupier has no heart

Dec 15, 2015

Don't let the friendly face fool you — this croupier has no heart

She has an hourglass figure, an unflappable manner and a friendly face. Meet Min, the robot whose creators say could revolutionize card-dealing in the world’s casinos. The svelte brunette is a prototype of a human-like electronic croupier, which Paradise Entertainment Ltd., a Hong Kong-based ...