Gambling

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Video games with pay-to-win prize options may soon have some restrictions in the state.

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It seems like during every legislative session in Hawai‘i, there’s some discussion of legalized gambling. But Hawai‘i and Utah still remain the only two states in the country to ban any form of gambling. In the Asia Pacific, gambling is a growth industry—and this week another major economy moved a step closer to opening casinos. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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Images Money / Flickr

It’s been less than a week since that record Powerball lottery drawing resulted in three winning tickets. While some form of lottery or other gambling proposal often comes up in Hawaii’s legislative session, it’s another story for a different set of lawmakers considering a similar move. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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www.investmentjuan01.com via Creative Commons

One issue that comes up nearly every legislative session in Hawai‘i is some proposal for a form of legalized gambling. While casino gambling may seem like a tough bet for Hawai‘i, the government of the Philippines is pressing ahead. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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  News about democratic reforms and China often centers on Hong Kong. But a former Portuguese colony now under Chinese control is getting attention this week. HPR’s bill dorman explains in today’s asia minute.

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  Japan’s legislature has opened a debate about legalizing casino gambling. And this week there are new estimates about just how much money a casino project might cost.  HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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Flickr / Money Images

 

Among the many proposals before the legislature this session, two involve gambling. One would allow a stand-alone casino in Waikiki, and another would allow gambling aboard ships. While neither measure may make it to the governor’s desk this year, casino gambling is making new strides in South Korea. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

Gambling on Japan?

Nov 11, 2013
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Flickr / maorix

Gambling is not on the agenda of this year’s special session of the Hawaii Legislature. But it’s a topic that’s on the mind of politicians in Japan. A group of lawmakers in Tokyo says support is growing to lift a ban on casino gambling. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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Flickr / Michael Spencer

The start of the new month brings some changes in different locations around the world. In Singapore, if you work for the government and you gamble, you may have to tell your boss. HPR’s Bill Dorman explains in today’s Asia Minute.