Wednesday, February 28, 2024


Mahjong Japan Arrests

Japanese police arrest operators of online mahjong site

Prefectural Police in Kyoto, Japan, on Monday arrested seven individuals, including one U.S. citizen, suspected of involvement in an illegal mahjong betting website.
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Universal Entertainment’s profit up 150% to $189 million in 2023

Japan’s Universal Entertainment has announced a 147 percent surge in net income attributable to parent owners, reaching JPY28.4 billion ($189 million) in 2023.


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Okura to close a pachinko hall in Nagasaki City due to...

Hong Kong-listed Okura Holdings has announced that its Pachinko Hall, K’s Plaza Ohato Hall, located in Nagasaki City, will cease operations with effect from January 14, 2024.
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The birth of a new Asian casino monopoly

The recent decision by Japanese authorities to reject the proposal for a new IR in Nagasaki has created a new Asian casino monopoly. Expert Daniel Cheng points out the political machinations that brought about the outcome and the risks now being taken, both by the lone IR operator in Osaka, and the government.