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Yokohama to join bidding race for hosting casino resorts

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OMG, the yakuza's and corrupt government officials must be dancing a jig right now

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Sounds like an awesome deal.

Other Asian tourists enjoy gambling so this is a win-win for all involved.

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Please please please don't ruin Yokohama with this. It's the chillest city in all of Japan (and the prettiest urban center but thats just my opinion) even though there's a high percentage of tourists.

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"Race?" Right, more like a race to increased headaches and pressure on social and public services.

Casinos are the last thing this gambling loving country needs!

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Running a casino doesn't ruin any city in Japan because of Pachinko Parlors everywhere.

Let's hope potential casinos won't be run by N. Koreans (like pachinko) or yakuza or corrupted Jp govn who are connected with the former!

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Please don't open mega casinos in Japan this will attract a whole bunch of undesirables to the country.

Yes it will bring in money but for who and at what cost for the Japanese society ?

I remember reading somewhere that Japanese residents have to pay an entrance fee while foreign tourists don't have to pay one, talk about being discriminated in your own country...

a questionnaire survey given to citizens who joined the briefing sessions showed some negative views associated with concerns about gambling addiction and deterioration of public safety.

Why do they even bother doing these questionnaires when we all know they do as they please anyway ?

With the cooperation of 12 casino resort operators such as Las Vegas-based Wynn Resorts Ltd.,

Ah yes LDP is letting their Washington overlords tighten their grip on Japan even further by giving the sector away to one of the US government's globalist support groups.

Who knows maybe Donald Trump will try building a second Atlantic City in Japan and he will even let Abe work as a croupier when the people in Japan finally get sick of him.

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Increasing corruption, facilitating money laundering - is that what Japan and Yokohama want?

I'd be very suspicious of any supposed benefits and over-inflated estimates of financial benefits to the city. Casinos are playgrounds for the idle rich, laundromats for crime money, and misery for gambling addicts.

Don't do it.

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Increasing corruption, facilitating money laundering 

This is not a joke either. Japanese banks have only recently changed their regulations regarding overseas remittances because there have been "concerns" about money laundering here going on for quite a number of years.

I have a friend who works in a school that sends students overseas, and the parents must pay directly to the school and their funds are held in an account for a week to two weeks before it gets transferred!

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They also want to see the provenance of any deposit entering the country that is more than 300,000. These regs have nothing to do with money laundering, and everything to do with finding and taxing funds held in foreign accounts.

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When the yakuza are forced to go legit, are they still yakuza?

Legalized gambling will probably save some lives and prevent a lot of trauma. The way to pull the rug out from under bad people is to take away their black market.

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