More Than Half of the World’s Gaming Machines in Japan

The number legally installed gaming machines worldwide in 2018 is estimated at 7,402,395, with Japan taking the lion’s share at over 58%.

The figures were provided in a report from the Gaming Technologies Association (GTA) and cover slot machines, pachinko, video lottery terminals, gaming terminals, and electronic gaming machines. The data is for legally installed terminals, whether they be in pubs and clubs, casinos, or even the corner store.

Japan had a total of 4,302,731 machines in 2018, dwarfing its nearest rival, the United States, with an estimated installed base of 898,974.

Although pachinko is technically not classified as gambling, it’s well known that prizes are exchanged for money. (AGB)