Asia Pacific Japan moves toward putting its money on a casino culture

Japan could become the world's third-largest gambling market if lawmakers pass a bill legalizing casinos. A drive to boost tourism – especially before the 2020 Olympics – is behind the move, but opponents worry about addiction and social ills.

By , Correspondent

Issei Kato/Reuters

Japan’s gamblers could soon be putting on their best poker face at tables on their home turf.