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Japan's casino resort scandal points to reach of China's fat wallet

Prosecutors probe lawmaker's ties to gambling company

Japan's plans to open integrated casino resorts have drawn interest from gambling industry players large and small.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- A Japanese ruling-party lawmaker deeply involved in crafting policy for the country's nascent casino industry has come under scrutiny for his alleged connection with a Chinese gambling company suspected of bringing large sums of money into Japan illegally.

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