Saitama prosecutors have reportedly decided to indict five of seven alleged managers of an illegal internet casino ring in Saitama Prefecture, near Tokyo.
The Nevada Gaming Commission has fined Wynn Resorts the record amount of US$20 million for its inappropriate handling of sexual misconduct allegations against company co-founder Steve Wynn, who was forced the sever ties with the firm early last year.
Tokyo cops busted an illegal casino in the Ikebukuro district of Tokyo that gathered a significant proportion of its patrons visiting from mainland China, and in fact regularly served members of a gang called “Chinese Dragon.”
The Tokyo Regional Taxation Bureau last week indicted Mamoru Fujimoto, president of the Ibaraki prefecture-based pachinko machine wholesale firm MYSS on suspicion of evading about 41 million yen (about US$370,000) in taxes.
As anticipated, the Abe Cabinet approved on Tuesday the proposals for IR regulation that had been outlined by the Headquarters for Promoting Development of Specified Complex Tourist Facilities Areas on February 1.
Alvin Chau, the head of Macau’s biggest junket firm, Suncity Group Holdings, has been barred from entering Australia, according to reports in the Australian media.
The Macau government is still currently analyzing a technical report which would help determine their approach to the refreshment of Macau’s gaming concessions.
The Abe government is pulling back from the planned July 1 establishment of the Casino Management Board and the issuance of more specific IR bidding regulations out of concern that Japanese public opinion remains hostile to the legalization of casino gambling.