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The Yokohama Municipal Assembly on Thursday approved a revised ordinance that will allow the city to impose Japan’s first local tax on horse-race betting.

Japan’s second most populous city, which is also the birthplace of modern horse racing in the country, estimates that the 5 percent levy on bets placed at the city’s two off-track betting booths will bring in 1 billion yen a year.

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