It was considered a foregone conclusion in gaming circles that Osaka will be a venue for one of the first three integrated resorts in Japan, though the entry of Yokohama into the race and shifting political sands highlight the fact that nothing should be taken for granted.
Almost two hundred Thai nationals, arrested at two online gambling sites within the casino block of Poipet City, Banteay Meanchey Province on November 19, were sent home to Thailand on the 21st, after talks between officials of the two countries.
Hokkaido Governor Naomichi Suzuki announced on Friday that his prefecture was dropping out of the race for one of the three available IR licenses, and therefore there would be no Tomakomai IR for the foreseeable future.
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