The most popular types of gambling in Japan are slot machines and horse racing. If we take a closer look at all the options of Japanese games, it turns out that there are not so few of them. Let’s pay attention to some of them.
Gambling in Modern Japan
After long discussions, the Japanese authorities have decided to legalize gambling. Such a gesture indicates a wise and modern approach to solving the problem. Indeed, in this way, the inhabitants of the country will gain the freedom to play their favorite games, while tourists will come to the Land of the Rising Sun, and the authorities themselves will finally be able to take control of this most profitable business.
As for today, the most popular games in the country are the following:
It resembles a vertical billiard or pinball. To play this game, you need to buy steel balls, which the player fills the machine with and shoots into a specially designed labyrinth. Having passed through this labyrinth, the ball enters either a winning pocket or a losing one. This slot machine is so popular in Japan that it brings incredible profits to the owners every year. There are a myriad of gamblers in the gaming halls who are ready to play this slot machine day and night long.
This is a more modern version of the previous game. Since, in addition to luck, the experience of a gambler is essential, such machines are popular among the Japanese. Moreover, these slots are usually decorated with anime characters that are extremely popular in the country. Also, various beloved Japanese characters from clips and animations may appear during the game.
This is the name given to traditional slot machines, which are called “fruit machines”. They are quite simple both in terms of their design and interface. These slots are usually retro-styled.
4. Anime Poker
Poker, surprisingly combined with anime, remains one of the most popular entertainments alongside pachinko. Only young and very pretty girls are hired to work as a dealer. The main condition is to talentedly fit into the maid’s costume. The funniest thing is the process of the game. No calls or raises are required: all participants must correspond to their roles, so the guests of the tournament shout: “call” or “all in”, and the maids dance or blink in response, like anime characters.
The system of their gestures still needs to be studied in advance to understand how they work. At the same time, everything is quite serious, the casinos host international tournaments and become a platform where national players meet with the winners of the World Series of Poker (WSOP).
Since recently, gambling has become legal in Japan, so everyone can enjoy playing classic slot machines or blackjack. However, traditional Japanese games will never become outdated, because many generations are in love with them.