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Hokkaido may pull out of race to host casino resort

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Smart move! No self-respecting city is going to want to deal with the headaches associated with these casinos here in Japan!

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If Giv Suzuki and Hokkaido government supports jobs and growth, boosting tourism and construction, they will support the Integrated Resort. Simple as that. By 2030, Japan will have more than double the tourists than now, and they need resorts to stay, shop, be entertained and spend huge money in.

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Tomakomai? very exotic!

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/db/Tomakomai_Montage.jpg

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It has pledged measures to address problem gambling including limited admission into the facilities by Japanese citizens.

Wouldn't it be interesting if they limited other addictive things to Japanese, like only allow them to buy 2 packs a cigarettes a week? Og but the govt is stakeholder in Japan Tobacco .. I get it now..

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Good for Hokkaido. Pursuing a mega project that produces a few jobs doesn’t help society much if you are building something that just sucks money right back out of it and introduces all sorts of problems.

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Good!

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I've been to Tomakomai in early December to catch a ferry. it is super cold, but does not snow so much unlike the west side of Hokkaido. Places that are very cold but have no snow to brighten them up/beautify them get very bleak in winter. This makes locals more susceptible to vice, for example, alcoholism in Scandanavia.

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Tomakomai seems pretty out in the sticks, would it really lure many gamblers all the way to Hokkaido? Although im completely against the casino projects, it would be more viable to have it build near a big city no?

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When Sydney was first considering a Casino a number of tenders from different people were submitted to build and operate the Casino.

One was from Donald Trump and associates.

State and Federal Police did the due diligence investigations and enquiries and Trump was knocked back.

Reason : Allegations of associations with the Mafia.

The documents the Police submitted to the State Government Cabinet were held "not to be released for 30 years "

When this period elapsed, The Australian newspaper reported on this.

Probably still on line for those interested.

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Japanese are gambling and game addict, people want to escape the reality.

the gov is sponsoring this sickness. pathetic...

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It's a disaster waiting to be built.

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@indigo hit it on the nose.

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Because they didn't think they could make it work financially.  Lots of posters still seem to think that these casinos will bring trouble to their chosen locations or otherwise cause harm.  I think those concerns are overblown.  This will provide much needed tax revenue and stop many Japanese from flying to Macao or Singapore or Seoul to gamble their hard earned money away.

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Good. These casinos are just one way for bad people to launder money. By bad people I mean the mafia, the yaks, some businesses, and ofcourse our leaders.

I bet a lot of mainladers who bought properties in Hokkaido are a little bit sad hearing this news.

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These casinos are just one way for bad people to launder money. By bad people I mean the mafia, the yaks, some businesses, and ofcourse our leaders.

Yeah - Cui bono?

Follow the money to the type of people who are invited to Abe’s garden parties.

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Smart move! No self-respecting city is going to want to deal with the headaches associated with these casinos here in Japan!

Well, yeah, but we're talking about Tomakomai. Other than the bit near Lake Shikotsu, Tomakomai is a total hole.

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