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Will casino resorts be Japan's post-Olympics tourism savior?

Government hopes to attract 60m visitors a year by 2030, up 150%

In the casino business, the big profits come when nongambling elements are added to the mix, such as malls and concerts.(Photo: Bellagio in Las Vegas)

TOKYO -- Japan is counting on a big tourism bump from the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, but the government wants to keep the numbers growing even after the sporting bonanza is over. One possible solution, it hopes, is by opening so-called integrated resorts -- leisure facilities that combine casinos, hotels, shopping centers and more under one roof.

Encouraged by the overseas success of these resorts, Tokyo hopes to bring some of that magic back home.

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