30 May '14, 4am

#Japan’s Abe eyes #Singapore-style casino resorts to boost tourism

#Japan’s Abe eyes #Singapore-style casino resorts to boost tourism

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is set to tour Singapore's two lavish casino resorts on Friday as his home country toys with the idea of liberalising casino gambling to boost tourism and attract investment. Japan, home to 128 million people and the world's third largest economy, is widely seen as a prize market for casino operators due to its affluent population and close proximity to wealthy Asian gamblers in the region. Brokerage CLSA estimates Japan could be the world's third biggest gambling market after Macau and the United States, raking in revenues of at least US$40 billion (S$50.2 billion) annually and with many more years of growth before it starts to mature. Abe, who has so far remained silent on the issue of casino liberalisation, will visit Marina Bay Sands, the three pronged waterfront resort built by U.S. billionaire Sheldon Adelson's...

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