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April 2017

Will Casino Gaming In Japan Be A Winning Bet For Las Vegas?
Published by KNPR, April 19, 2017

Las Vegas' gaming companies may soon have a new market to enter: Japan.

At the end of 2016, the Japanese government legalized casino gambling for the first time, despite public opposition.

Analysts predict Japan could rake in an additional $18 billion a year in increased tourism and gaming revenues once the casinos open, and Las Vegas' companies want a piece of the action.

Martin Williams is the Asia Editor for GamblingCompliance. He said MGM Resorts International, Wynn Resorts and Las Vegas Sands are some of the big Las Vegas companies trying to capture the initial gaming licenses the country is expected to release. 

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