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Public Gambling In Japan Gets Major Boost With 36% Rise In Boat Racing Japan

06 Apr, 2021 Public Gambling In Japan Gets Major Boost With 36% Rise In Boat Racing

Recently, the Japan Motor Boat Racing Association revealed that they saw a huge increase in sales and users during the year 2020. An annual report showed the sales had peaked at an impressive JPY 2.09 Trillion (USD 19 Billion). This was a 35.7 percent increase from the previous year. Th...

WPT JAPAN 2020 Crowns Charlie Ryuta in Main Event Japan

19 Aug, 2020 Charlie Ryuta wins WPT Japan Main Event for $13,000 WPT Passport

After a six-month break of hosting live poker tournaments in the Asia Pacific region due to the coronavirus pandemic, the World Poker Tour (WPT) recently made a successful comeback. The festival hosted a four day series in Japan even though the Japanese law prohibits real money gaming. ...

Junheng Situ triumphed the 2019 WPT Japan Main Event Japan

18 Sep, 2019 Junheng Situ triumphed the 2019 WPT Japan Main Event

The World Poker Tour (WPT) is currently shining in the Asia Swing. Marking the end of WPT Vietnam, WPT Japan saw the second stop on the tour (September 15th-17th, 2019) at Gajoen Hotel, Tokyo. The South-Eastern region has been observing a great number of events this September. The WPT J...

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30 Aug, 2019 Caesars Drops Out of Race to Open a Casino in Japan

Las Vegas based Caesars Entertainment was eager to operate one of Japan’s first casino resorts having all its concepts ready for Hokkaido, Yokohama, Tokyo and Osaka locations. Caesars Entertainment had a dream of owning Japanese Integrated Resort (IR) which has eventually come to an end...

Casino in Japan Japan

24 Apr, 2019 Japan to tackle problem gambling before opening casinos

A scheme was introduced in the Pacific country of Japan which details limiting access to casinos and other betting establishments. The scheme also mentions removing cash machines from these locations as part of a plan to root out problem gambling in the country. Japan is about to introd...

Winners announced at 2019 APT Tokyo Japan; ME underway Japan

04 Feb, 2019 Winners announced at 2019 APT Tokyo Japan; ME underway

After Asian Poker Tour’s first series of 2019, APT Vietnam Kickoff last month, it was time for them to take their prestigious brand to the pacific country of Japan, for the first time in its history. The APT Japan Tokyo, scheduled between 1-11 February 2019, has already declared its cha...

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31 Jan, 2019 APT Tokyo Japan to begin tomorrow

One of Asia’s leading poker brand – Asian Poker Tour (APT) – just concluded their first series of 2019, the APT Kickoff Vietnam. Many acclaimed Indian pros left Vietnam with a pay-check in their pockets. India’s Abhinav Iyer won the Main Event for over INR 69 Lakhs. The second sto...

EXCLUSIVE Japan's Iori Yogo reflects on a successful 2018 Japan

07 Jan, 2019 EXCLUSIVE: Japan’s Iori Yogo reflects on a successful 2018

It has been over 8 years since Iori Yogo first cashed out in a live poker tournament. Since then however, he has scaled so many heights in the Asian and international poker scene, with countless achievements under his belt. Today, he stands tall as one of the most feared mid-stakes tour...

Asian Poker Tour adds Japan to their 2019 schedule Japan

20 Oct, 2018 Asian Poker Tour adds Japan to their 2019 schedule

Already having a very packed schedule for the 2019 Season of the Asian Poker Tour (APT), the company has decided to go on and add another stop to its calendar. This time, they’ve ventured into the land of the rising sun, Japan, for a tournament series early in 2019. This is the fi...

Shingo Endo Japan

18 Sep, 2018 Shingo Endo wins WPT Japan Main Event

There’s currently a lot of excitement among Asian poker players as the World Poker Tour (WPT) has scheduled an ‘Asia Swing’ for the latter part of the year. This includes stops at Japan, Vietnam, India and Korea beginning with the 2018 WPT Japan festival which began ea...

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