Casinos incoming to Japan

azzski

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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.
 

azzski

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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?
 

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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).
 

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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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How loud is it when you go into those joints. Need ear plugs and oxygen mask to breathe because of the smoke
 
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i tried to play pachinko, couldnt work it out or see the point and im a fairly big gamer

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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Little known fact. Biggest % of ownership in Niigata Prefecture is from North Korea. Big cash cow for them.
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Yep, my Japanese family was in that business a while and that was their experience although the Yaks did turn up at one stage and lent on the father in law. He closed down rather than have to feed them. Wish I had been able to hear more of history and stories of growing up and running businesses in Hakuba.
 

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

Maybe common knowledge, but it seems like this connection stems from Koreans who originally came to Japan before there was such a thing as North or South Korea. After the war, these Koreans who already lived in Japan as residents, had to state which part of the Korea they were from in order to receive their updated citizenship; since they were from the North part, they became North Koreans.. So anyway, the connection made more sense when I read that side of the story.
 

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I haven't read what the people wrote in this thread, but one thing I believe is, introducing limited number of licensed casinos is 1000 times better than having numerous unlicensed gamble = Pachinko even in residential areas.
 
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I haven't read what the people wrote in this thread, but one thing I believe is, introducing limited number of licensed casinos is 1000 times better than having numerous unlicensed gamble = Pachinko even in residential areas.

Dunno about Japan though here in Oz the home poker scene has exploded thanks to the casinos closing down poker..:whistle:




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