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Foreign casino operators fault uncertain rules for Japan pullout

Withdrawal of US operators points to dimmer prospects for gambling market

Gamblers play slot machines in Las Vegas: High-profile U.S. casino operators Sands and Wynn Resorts have given up plans to expand in Japan, citing regulatory snags.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Multiple foreign casino operators are canceling or putting on hold plans to enter Japan, moves that underscore grimmer prospects for a market that many industry insiders once thought might become the world's No. 2 casino destination after Macao.

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