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 ...

Dec 24, 2016

F.A. alleges Barton made 1,260 bets

The controversial soccer player Joey Barton is alleged to have placed over 1,000 football bets over a 10-year period and has been charged with misconduct by the Football Association. The 34-year-old Barton, who is due to rejoin Burnley after his departure from the Glasgow ...

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 ...