Japan the top prize, though Brazil seen a worthy contender

Brazil and Japan are two of the most hotly anticipated casino markets, but how do they stack up against one another and which country is the most appealing for international casino operators and investors? The two nations have entwined cultural links, mainly due to mass migration throughout the 20th Century. In fact, Brazil is home to the world’s largest Japanese-descendant population outside Japan. One other thing Brazil and Japan have in common is that they both appear to be on the cusp of introducing legalized casino resorts after years of false starts and delays. In Brazil, one reason for the lack of progress of late has been the political instability in the country after ex-president Dilma Rousseff was impeached 2016, while the incumbent, Michel Temer, was charged in September with obstruction of justice and racketeering. However, there are renewed hopes that the deadlock can finally be broken and legislation on casino...

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