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World Poker Tour, Japan Poker Union announce WPT Japan
For the first time ever, the World Poker Tour will visit Japan during a four-day event to be held in Tokyo from 23-26 November.

Ganapati CEO to provide insight into Japanese gaming market at SiGMA
Mitsuya Fujimoto will introduce the Japanese gaming market during the iGaming Education Forum from 16-18 November in order to demystify the country's gambling industry.

H2 predicts slow growth for online gaming in 2011
H2 Gambling Capital has revised its forecast for revenues for the online gambling sector down from €25.0 billion to €23.76 billion, a growth rate of just 4.4 percent rather than the original 10.2 percent it predicted earlier this year.

Mobile gambling to exceed $48-billion by 2015
Analysts predict increase in mobile betting, report published today says.

Japan: Sumo Association chairman vows clampdown on gangsters
New chairman determined to root out crime links to sumo wrestling after recent gambling scandal.

Illegal Tokyo casinos under scrutiny
Illegal casinos under more scrutiny and raids since sumo wrestling gambling scandal.

Japan: Fallout continues in sumo gambling scandal
Fans complaints mean sumo tournament will not be broadcast live for first time in 57 years.

Japan: Sumo wrestler sacked over illegal gambling
Kotomitsuki is the first ozeki to be fired in sumo gambling scandal.

Women top Japan Cup qualifiers
Everest Poker has announced that two of the June Everest Poker Japan Cup qualifying tournament winners were women.

U.S. faces seven compensation claims in WTO online gambling case
Casino City has confirmed that seven compensation claims have been filed against the U.S. in its ongoing WTO online gambling case with Antigua and Barbuda.

Japan

Online gambling law mirrors brick-and-mortar law in Japan. Online sports and race betting is available, but other forms of gambling are prohibited. Telephone betting was instituted in 1974 for those bettors who lived far from racecourses or offtrack betting facilities. Through a subscription service, members may place their bets by telephone or over the internet. Payments of bet amounts are handled automatically through members' bank accounts after each race. A-PAT and Soku-PAT are the two membership categories that members may use to place their bets over the internet from a mobile phone or a personal computer.

The Japan Net Bank and Bank of Rakuten, both internet-only banks, sell sports lottery tickets through their websites.

In spring 2015, a bill that would legalize casino gambling in Japan was introduced into parliament. Lawmakers had hoped the bill would pass by the end of the summer, but there still has been no vote on the bill.

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Japan Jurisdiction News

World Poker Tour, Japan Poker Union announce WPT Japan
For the first time ever, the World Poker Tour will visit Japan during a four-day event to be held in Tokyo from 23-26 November.

Ganapati CEO to provide insight into Japanese gaming market at SiGMA
Mitsuya Fujimoto will introduce the Japanese gaming market during the iGaming Education Forum from 16-18 November in order to demystify the country's gambling industry.

H2 predicts slow growth for online gaming in 2011
H2 Gambling Capital has revised its forecast for revenues for the online gambling sector down from €25.0 billion to €23.76 billion, a growth rate of just 4.4 percent rather than the original 10.2 percent it predicted earlier this year.

Mobile gambling to exceed $48-billion by 2015
Analysts predict increase in mobile betting, report published today says.

Japan: Sumo Association chairman vows clampdown on gangsters
New chairman determined to root out crime links to sumo wrestling after recent gambling scandal.

Illegal Tokyo casinos under scrutiny
Illegal casinos under more scrutiny and raids since sumo wrestling gambling scandal.

Japan: Fallout continues in sumo gambling scandal
Fans complaints mean sumo tournament will not be broadcast live for first time in 57 years.

Japan: Sumo wrestler sacked over illegal gambling
Kotomitsuki is the first ozeki to be fired in sumo gambling scandal.

Women top Japan Cup qualifiers
Everest Poker has announced that two of the June Everest Poker Japan Cup qualifying tournament winners were women.

U.S. faces seven compensation claims in WTO online gambling case
Casino City has confirmed that seven compensation claims have been filed against the U.S. in its ongoing WTO online gambling case with Antigua and Barbuda.

 
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