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How Not To Win Friends And Influence Japan Casino Legalization by Muhammad Cohen

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Las Vegas Sands Chairman and CEO Sheldon Adelson began his September in Japan. After meeting Osaka's governor and mayor, the LVS founder complained about proposals to regulate potential casino development. Adelson joined a list of foreign gaming industry figures critical of the Office of Integrated Resort Regime Promotion's Expert Committee report outlining possible rules for the second integrated resort bill expected later this year that would finish the job of casino legalization. At this stage of the process, international critiques are at best irrelevant and likely counterproductive, if the ultimate goal is to be part of integrated resort development in Japan.

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