Monday, June 27, 2022


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Dynam sees profit this year despite Covid-19 shutdowns


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. 

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Japan lifts state of emergency for most of the country


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

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Universal Entertainment net sales up 34 percent in 2019


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

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Dynam installs slot machines at Legend Palace Casino


Dynam Japan Holdings has announced that it has installed three models of slot machines at the Legend Palace Casino in Macau.

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Dynam Japan grows profit 4.2% on lower operating expenses


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

Dynam reports 1.2% revenue growth in April-June


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.

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Okura flags positive profit alert for six months ended Dec 31


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

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ETGs key for Japan casino floor, pachinko problematic


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.

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Pachinko industry facing “numerous headwinds”


While pachinko industry revenues may have found a “temporary bottom” for the next six months or so, the “numerous headwinds” are likely to beg

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Major robbery in Aichi pachinko parlor parking lot


A pachinko industry-related businessman was robbed of 30 million yen (about USD263,000) in cash in Chiryu city, Aichi Prefecture, on Oct. 5th. The

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Pachinko chains institute rolling store closures in Hokkaido


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...

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Pachinko parlors face energy crunch in Hokkaido


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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Sega Sammy sees sharp decline in profitability in Q2


Sega Sammy Holdings has released new financial data showing a 35.8 percent decline in sales revenue in the April-June 2018 period as compared to the s

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Dynam sees continued revenue decline in Q2


Dynam Japan Holdings, the largest pachinko company measured in terms of its number of halls, reported a 4.1 percent revenue decline in the April-June

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Breaking the link between pachinko and tobacco


The passage of the anti-smoking ordinance by the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly in late June is forcing the pachinko industry to grapple with yet another major policy challenge, as social and legal standards in Japan are beginning to shift.

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Global casinos not attracting Japan tourists


Asia’s glitzy IRs and casinos around the world are not attracting large numbers of Japanese tourists, despite their propensity to gamble in pachinko parlours at home, operators on a panel at the World Gaming Executive Summit in Barcelona said.

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Maruhan suffers 7.6 percent revenue decline in FY17


Maruhan, operator of the second-largest number of pachinko halls and number one in terms of sales, suffered a 7.6 percent decline in overall revenues

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Dynam sees rising profits in FY17


Pachinko hall operator Dynam reported a 13.3 percent increase in its profits before tax as compared to the previous year. Dynam, which operated 450

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Okura looks to change pachinko mix to attract more customers


An overall decline in Japan’s pachinko and pachislot business has continued to take its toll on the country’s pachinko operators. On Tuesday, Okur

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