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It would be an engine for fiscal revival and job creation that wouldn’t require raising taxes.

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Takeshi Iwaya, a member of a group of legislators from six parties, planning to introduce a bill that could allow resorts that combine slot machines and gambling tables with hotels, shopping and restaurants. (Bloomberg)

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Make the world Vegas.... or was it England....?

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So the Yaks can move in. Great idea.

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How about --- drum roll --- increasing tax on existing pachinko?

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Go and look at what has happened to Australia when they introduced slot machines (pokies) just to pubs there. It has introduced so many social problems it isn't funny. In a country with very little social welfare I think the potential for disaster would be far worse.

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