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Yokohama to join bidding race for casino resort

City is second after Osaka to seek windfall from boost in visitor spending

Yokohama expects economic benefits to come from hosting a casino and surrounding resort, though residents worry about the downsides of a gambling den in their community. (Rendering of completed venues)

TOKYO -- The City of Yokohama will bid to host a large resort that will include a casino, Mayor Fumiko Hayashi announced on Thursday.

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