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Casinos incoming to Japan

Discussion in 'Japan' started by azzski, Jul 8, 2014.

  1. azzski

    azzski Should know better Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    I wasn't aware that Abe has introduced legislation to lift the ban on casinos. Packer is buttering Abe up and following him around throughout his current visit to Australia. What's the perception/fallout of this move in Japan? I can imagine it would generate a very complex response.
     
  2. cqen2l

    cqen2l Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    I wonder if he has any yakuza connections yet?

    He soon will have some.
     
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  3. Donza

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    imagine pachinko morphing into casino
     
  4. azzski

    azzski Should know better Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    That's part of my thoughts. Will Pachinko try and beat 'em, or join 'em?

    And will it produce the noisiest casino on the planet?
     
  5. Heinz

    Heinz Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Rather not. I will be avoiding both in any case.
     
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    ojisan station master Ski Pass: Gold

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  7. azzski

    azzski Should know better Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    The legislation looks like it's going to get pushed through without incident, which I found a little surprising from what I know of Japanese society (albeit not that much).
     
  8. Chondro

    Chondro One of Us

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    i tried to play pachinko, couldnt work it out or see the point and im a fairly big gamer
     
  9. Sandy

    Sandy Dark Sith Lord of the Pool Room Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Japanese like to gamble, so it's not so surprising, but gambling is also nominally "illegal" in JApan. But try going to the horse races sometime.

    As for Pachinko, you may end up just winning prizes (in that sense, it's gets around a straight gambling law), but just go a couple of doors up the road to the place (like an access window about 2m wide) with "TUC" on it..... they BUY prizes. And since they stamped out Yakuza involvement in TUC shops back in the 1990s, the police turn a blind eye.
     
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    hatto One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    How loud is it when you go into those joints. Need ear plugs and oxygen mask to breathe because of the smoke
     
  11. Sage Oya

    Sage Oya Like the herb, cup ramen devotee Ski Pass: Gold

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    The aim is to collect ball bearings which you exchange for some nominal prize usually sweets or cigarettes and the rest is paid out in small amounts of gold. Conveniently there is always gold exchange business located close by which will buy the gold from you LOL

    It's more entertainment than anything but on occasions you can get a decent enough jackpot to win a substantial amount of money, I mean gold ;).
     
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  12. JoanGreen

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    I had no idea that there were problems with casinos in Japan. I know that they love to gamble on different slot machines.
     
  13. skichanger

    skichanger A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Where there are Pachinko machines there is usually Yakuza
     
  14. M_G

    M_G M_G_ = Make skiing great again Ski Pass: Gold

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    Little known fact. Biggest % of ownership in Niigata Prefecture is from North Korea. Big cash cow for them.

    Very odd to have this necro thread with a first time poster.
     
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  15. azzski

    azzski Should know better Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    We're keeping an eye on it :)
     
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