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Do you support the Japanese government's plan to open the country's first casino (or integrated resort) in Osaka?

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Even though I hate gambling I voted yes because I don't see it as being different to pachinko.

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Keep it controlled!

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Totaly agree with eastman!

I add gambeta vice is already in Japan, not need another push in this loop of traps.

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I vote NO! Why? There are too many gambling addicts in Japan who would rather spend their money on Pachinco and other gambling means than support their families. When they do open the casino in Osaka then they need to regulate it like Singapore. Locals should have to pay a fee to enter and always show some ID if they want to enter. If a family member goes overboard gambling then they should be able to report it to the casino and get them banned from entering. IMO.

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People that vote "no" really must not have a clue about the amount of gambling already going on in Japan. Horses, Cycling, and those little one man boats initially and quickly come to mind. Gambling is and has been alive and sickly in Japan for a long time. The only reason these Casinos were contentious might be because they infringed on a business currently being run behind the scenes by organized crime groups. A few years ago I saw a full casino set up in Roppongi. A few trucks pulled in around noon and by 8PM a Casino was set up... the next evening it was gone. The cops must have know about it but they turned a blind eye to it... because it is government sanctioned as long as it does not go too far.

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Sure - Of course Yes. Illegal gambling is absolutely rampant in Japan anyway. So anything 'legal' is better and controlled. Whatever small percentage of gambling ends up in Osaka (and even after what is skimmed off the top) will bring some sorely needed tax in. Don't really understand those that vote 'No' - Its going to happen regardless. Better out in the open than in the shadows.

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one thing will lead to another. before we know it, that place will be a gambling district and not long after that, organized crime will follow.

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Not with MGM pirates..

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Of course Yes. Illegal gambling is absolutely rampant in Japan anyway. So anything 'legal' is better and controlled.

I agree with your reasons, but not your conclusion.

Illegal gambling may be rampant (I have no idea, but I'll take your word for it), but participating in illegal underground gambling is only for a certain personality type - someone who's willing to risk going to a dodgy place and participate in dodgy activities with other dodgy people - to do something illegal. That keeps the problem small and relatively isolated, because most people aren't willing to do that.

A nice, luxurious, legal casino resort takes away all those problems, and would therefore welcome a much, much wider audience of "regular" people across Japan, allowing the negative sides of gambling to spread and become a much bigger problem.

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Real Osakan here, Nope!

Have you seen Macau ? Filthy grandeur around the casino area, endless slums outside that area. Not something I want for Osaka.

Then, add the problem where the island is constantly sinking. Whatever money made from the IR will be sunk into making sure the island don't sink further and further.

Not to mention the level of corruption of the Ishin party and how they've shown since Hashimoto's time how the love the CCP, letting them buy land, letting them run electrical grids and solar farm in Osaka.

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Simply put: This create jobs and economy for the community. Now, many of you will say that it might bring in organized crime or some form of crime. Well, if you say that, then you might as well as take out the kombinis and the stock market, for openers.

So, say you are against this. Then, what is your plan to bring up the economy and jobs?

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It makes sense to use this for in country entertainment.

You will always find some who abuse gambling as some do alcohol.

As long as it has enforceable regulations regulations and the Yakuza is kept out, it will become a excellent business.

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I voted no because Abe gave the licensing rights to corrupt guys. Anybody look deep into Trump's ambassador at that time and his connections to this issue.

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Can we don't care ? That won't change anything. Not one person more into gambling as Japan has maximized its potential already.

There is a casino in the town next to mine and for locals it's a good thing -but not sure same rules apply in Japan. The casino pays huge taxes and in our system, most is given to the town. It's Rich-city. The inhabitants pay next to nothing as house tax. Streets, parks, lakes, public equipments are gorgeous (for schools, kid and elderly activities), the famous shows come to local theaters and we can see for cheaper, lots of free events... In addition, here the casino cater to the Chinese addicts mostly, the rich ones that made fortune in sweatshops (clothing industry etc) and It's a little revenge to take money back from them.

I voted no because Abe gave the licensing rights to corrupt guys. 

Of course, he had to pick among candidates. You know Mothers Teresa that want to run casinos ?

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As their plan is to charge a high entrance fee for Japanese, their obvious goal is overseas gamblers coming in. Gamblers do spend lots of money, but I wouldn't think they'd be the best type of tourists you'd like in your country.

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