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Atlantic City blues or Macao boom: Casino lessons for Japan

What could go right -- or wrong -- in Osaka and other candidate locations

The Las Vegas strip: Macao tops the U.S. city in gambling revenue, while other Asian destinations like Japan want a piece of the casino and convention action. (Photo by Tomoki Mera)

OSAKA/SINGAPORE/ATLANTIC CITY, U.S. -- Atlantic City went from a casino boom town to a cautionary tale. Macao and Singapore, meanwhile, continue to reap billions of dollars in investment in glittering casino resorts and convention centers.

For Japan, the question is which future awaits the locations of its first casinos.

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