Pachinko parlor gambling outlets have become a big headache of Japan’s Osaka Prefecture as most of these gambling centres opened shutters despite a lockdown.
Although the authorities requested several times, these centres are functioning defying lockdown requests that are aimed at slowing the spread of the coronavirus, Reuters reported. Pachinko parlors, addiction of new gen, are arcade-style outlets where players can win money depending on the games’ outcome.
Three out of six locations identified on Friday subsequently closed, the news agency said. “A lot of places have closed down after we named the six last week. We are now conducting a survey of pachinko parlours and will announce the results accordingly,” a spokesman for Osaka Prefecture said, according to Reuters