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2021-03-26
Beginning on April 1, viewers of Japanese commercial television stations may see something that hasn’t appeared in over a decade--advertisements of the pachinko machine industry.

2021-02-25
Pachinko operator Okura Holdings said Profit for the period attributable to shareholders of the in the six months to end December decreased to 23 million yen, compared with 224 million yen the year earlier.

2021-02-05
Okura Holdings said it expects to have returned to a profit in the second half of 2020 of no more than Y40 million ($379,328) due to the resumption of traffic at its pachinko parlours. This is down some 88 percent to pre-Covid levels. 

2021-01-15
After reaching record numbers of new Covid-19 cases and fatalities for almost two months, the Japan government has finally decided to take serious measures to partially lock down the nation.

2020-09-23
There is significant uncertainty about the recovery and expansion prospects of Okada Manila given the severity of the Covid-19 outbreak in the Philippines, Fitch Ratings said.

2020-09-17
The man who will replace Shinzo Abe as prime minister of Japan has promised he will push ahead with the development of IRs in the country, saying they are indispensable for the country’s tourism development.

2020-08-11
A growing number of online operators are targeting Japan, attracted by the potential of converting some of the $38 billion in annual pachinko revenue

2020-08-09
Universal Entertainment bucked the trend by reporting a group-wide 24.9 percent increase in net sales for the first half of 2020, with brisk pachinko

2020-08-06
Sega Sammy Holdings has reported that its net sales for the April-June quarter amounted to almost JPY48.4 billion (US$457 million), a year-on-year dec

2020-06-17
Okura Holdings said it expects to record a decrease in profit of 83 percent for the eleven months ended 31 May 2020, mainly attributed to a drop in re

2020-05-29
Dynam Japan Holdings said it didn’t expect to make a profit in the current quarter after the government ordered the closure of its pachinko parlours in Japan, but does expect to be back in the black for the full financial year, ending March 2021. 

2020-05-15
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced on Thursday evening that the Covid-19 state of emergency has been lifted for 39 of Japan’s 47 prefectures. Ho

2020-02-16
Universal Entertainment posted net sales of almost JPY125 billion (about US$1.1 billion), an increase of 34 percent year on year, and an operating pro

2019-11-21
Dynam Japan Holdings, the nation’s largest pachinko hall operator reported a 4.2 percent increase in net profit for the six months ended Sept 30, 20

2019-07-29
Dynam Japan Holdings, the largest pachinko company measured by its number of parlors, reported to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange a 1.2% increase in total revenues in the April-June 2019 period, boosted by its low playing cost halls.

2019-02-22
Japanese pachinko operator Okura Holdings Limited says it expects to record a significant increase in net profit for the six months ended December 31,

2019-01-25
While competition is hotting up amongst the operators bidding for a coveted Japan license, suppliers are also eyeing the market for opportunities and trying to answer the key question as to what the Japanese casino floor might look like.

2018-09-12
Larger pachinko companies, ordinarily quite conspicuous in their consumption of electricity, are going the extra mile in energy-tight Hokkaido by instituting rolling closures at their outlets as a special conservation measure that goes beyond turning...

2018-09-11
The approximately 430 pachinko parlors in Hokkaido, like all other businesses and households in the earthquake-hit prefecture, are facing government demands to immediately reduce their consumption of electricity by at least 20 percent, forcing many to...

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