Jul 17, 2017

Momota finishes second at Canada Open

Kento Momota finished runner-up Sunday in men's singles at the Canada Open badminton tournament, his first international competition after his ban for illegal gambling was lifted in May. The 22-year-old former world No. 2 lost 22-20, 14-21, 21-14 to compatriot Kanta Tsuneyama in the final ...

Biggest allowable pachinko winnings to shrink

Jul 10, 2017

Biggest allowable pachinko winnings to shrink

The National Police Agency plans to lower the maximum winnings from pachinko, according to informed sources. The plan is part of the government's efforts to combat gambling addiction, after legislation was enacted last December to legalize casinos. Under the initiative, the maximum pachinko profit for an ...

China's message to Asia's casinos: Place your bets elsewhere

Jun 27, 2017

China's message to Asia's casinos: Place your bets elsewhere

China just sent a clear message to casinos sprouting across Asia: don't peddle your baccarat here. A Shanghai court on Monday convicted 19 Crown Resorts Ltd. current and former staff of illegally promoting gambling on the mainland, handing out prison sentences of as long as ...