gambling

Is Gambling Really Illegal in Japan?

Gambling is a hobby of many and an addiction for some. As a native to the beautiful desert land of Las Vegas, Nevada, land of the some of the greatest casino/resorts in the world, I am well accustomed to the exciting, and sometimes seedy world of gambling. For me, seeing craps tables and slots in…

Want to Make an Exciting Day Trip? Place a Bet at the Bicycle Races in Japan!

Gambling is officially not allowed in Japan. However, there are several exceptions, and one of these is an Olympic sport known as Keirin (track racing). Its name originated from a Japanese word meaning ‘racing wheels’ or ‘bicycle race’. It was developed in Japan in 1948 for the sole purpose of gambling, and it became an…