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Macau and Singapore offer lessons on fighting gambling addiction

Balancing costs and benefits key as Japan prepares to open door on casinos

A man tries his luck at a slot machine at a casino in Macau: Japan is grappling with how to address gambling addiction as it prepares to bring casino gambling into the country.   © Reuters

HONG KONG/SYDNEY -- As Japan prepares to open its first casino, possibly in the mid-2020s, concerns about gambling addiction are looming larger.

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