This is a discussion on Opening the Japanese Market within the online poker forums, in the General Poker section; Greetings from the land of Pachinko and Mahjong. I started playing poker a couple of years ago and believe it could really catch on in
Greetings from the land of Pachinko and Mahjong. I started playing poker a couple of years ago and believe it could really catch on in Japan. It's part of the culture here to keep a "poker face." I wonder if any online or land-based casino operators are attempting to open this market or are organizing in any way to approach it. It will take some effort to clear the hurdles currently in place, but this is still the world's second largest economy!
17th July 2009, 5:57 AM
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You know I always wondered why Japanese people don't play poker. It's almost universally popular across other Asian pacific rim nationalities. I am not sure if there's a cultural disconnect with Japanese people where there is a connect with Chinese, Vietnamese and others.
17th July 2009, 7:30 AM
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re: Poker & Opening the Japanese Market
yeah,I rarely saw or heard japanese people gamble.even never in movie or novel.may be that is because of their culture.
17th July 2009, 9:11 AM
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not sure about japan, but a fair bit of koreans gamble.