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Japan is preparing to welcome customers to its first casino in the western city of Osaka, a man-made island called Yumeshima. The venture, backed by a consortium including MGM Resorts, is expected to cost ¥1.08 trillion (US$7.9 billion), making it the most expensive integrated resort ever built. When it finally opens, Singapore’s established integrated resorts, …

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Will be interesting to see how things unfold once (and if) the casino opens as planned in 2029. Polling indicates 50/50 for and against the project among Osaka residents, something I find incredible as I’ve never met a supporter. No idea why not.

I’m all for it. Build the damn thing and get the (Chinese) punters in. A lot of conservative Japanese folk worry about the spread of gambling addiction, overlooking the fact that Japan is one of the most gambling-infused nations on earth, with their pachinko parlours, boat, bicycle and horse racing tracks.

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11 minutes ago, BigHewer said:


I had to google that. Unless you are heavily into engineering I see little point in winning ball bearings. 

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