Wednesday, August 10, 2022


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Opposition lawmakers tour Yokohama IR candidate site


A team of opposition lawmakers opposed to casino legalization toured Yamashita Pier, the proposed location for the Yokohama IR.

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India sports minister calls sports betting immoral and illegal


India’s Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju has unequivocally stated his opposition to the legalization of sports betting, calling it immoral and illegal,

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Villagers oppose casino relocation


Nerul villagers are opposing a plan to relocate Goa’s floating casinos to a site in Aguada Bay, local media reports.

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Fujiki vows resistance to Yokohama IR bid


Yokohama Harbor Transport Association Chairman Yukio Fujiki, the 89-year-old “don of Yokohama” who controls part of Yamashita Pier, the proposed site for the IR, has vowed, “I shall not be evicted,” signaling his all-out resistance to Mayor Fumiko...

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Two-thirds of Hokkaido residents oppose IR construction


As the prefecture heads toward the April 7 gubernatorial and prefectural assembly elections, a poll conducted by the Hokkaido Shinbun found that 66 pe

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Unified Local Elections in April key hurdle for IR bids


Every local government IR bid in the nation remains dependent upon conservative, or the right wing forces remaining in power in all major executive an

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NZ race reform hits hurdles


The Minister of Racing is now taking a more cautious approach to reform of the racing industry after intense lobbying from racing clubs, warnings that the reforms are unworkable and signs from his majority coalition partner that it will not support some...

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Anti-casino protesters march in the Osaka rain


A steady rain did not deter about 80 protesters from gathering and marching in the streets of Osaka on July 5 against the plan to build an IR at Yumes

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Political challenges loom after passage of IR Implementation Act


The Japanese government is on the brink of passing the IR Implementation Act, though the bill remains deeply unpopular with the majority of the popula

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Edano: Don’t “sell the nation” to American casino companies


Yukio Edano, the top opposition leader in the country, told an audience in Saitama city that the establishment of IRs in Japan was tantamount to “selling the country,” and a system in which the gambling losses of the Japanese people would be used...

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Kitahiroshima mayor drops Heiwa’s IR proposal


Kitahiroshima Mayor Masami Ueno has revealed his opposition to the Heiwa Corporation’s proposal to build an IR at the Sapporo Kitahiroshima Golf Clu

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IR implementation bill delayed again


The IR implementation bill won’t be submitted to the legislature this month, as had been planned, throwing doubt over the timetable for the bill. Th

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Medical and children’s groups oppose IR bid in Hokkaido


Six local medical and children’s organizations presented Hokkaido Vice-Governor Yasuhiro Tsuji on Tuesday with a petition opposing any IR bid from w

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Goa casinos await “transformational” policy changes


Goa’s offshore casinos, which currently float in the Mandovi River, are waiting for the government to finalize legislation that will force them to shift onshore, which may prove a game changer for the industry in India. Industry experts say the move...

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Catholic priests vow to oppose Boracay casino


Catholic priests on the Philippine island of Boracay have vowed to oppose plans by Galaxy Entertainment to build a $500 million IR on the island, acco

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LNP politicians to block coast casino proposal


Members of the Liberal National Party in Queensland have pledged their opposition to having a casino built on the Sunshine Coast, and have vowed to fi

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Osaka public opinion still against Yumeshima IR


The prospect of building a major urban IR at Yumeshima has broad and enthusiastic support at the levels of the Osaka prefectural and city government a

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Casino opponents hold symposium in Osaka


While the Osaka government remains the most proactive local administration in seeking an IR, it remains the case that a large majority of the general

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Harbor association opposes Yokohama IR


The prospects for a Yokohama bid to locate an IR at the city’s Yamashita Pier took a heavy blow last week when the Yokohama Harbor Transport Associa

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