26 Dec '12, 11pm

Golf Buzz: Golf is helping Japan's gaming industry grow #pga #golf

Golf Buzz: Golf is helping Japan's gaming industry grow #pga #golf

We don't really have pachinko parlors here in the United States, but they're huge in Japan. Pachinko parlors there gross around $378 billion a year, according to the Japanese government – that's about four times the gross of all the world's legal casino gaming combined. Pachinko machines are the Far Eastern equivalent of slot machines, and pachinko parlors have hundreds or even thousands of them all lined up like slot machines. A pachinko machine is like a stand-up pinball machine -- you shoot balls up into the machine, and the balls then filter down through a series of pins. Instead of paddling the balls like in pinball, the goal of pachinko is to capture as many balls as possible. Japan's big pachinko parlor operators are hungry to expand their revenue, according to the Yomiuri Shimbun, Japan's largest newspaper , and they're increasingly turning their attention to golf ...

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