Is pachinko only in Japan?

Is pachinko only for Japan?

Pachinko is often referred to as Japan’s unique gambling, but is that really the case?

In fact, pachinko is also used in Asian countries such as South Korea and in Europe and the United States. However, in most cases, it is not located in the town as in Japan, but only in areas dedicated to foreigners or in casino areas in urban areas.

Uniqueness of Japan

The characteristic of pachinko, which is unique to Japan, is that stores are located in ordinary towns rather than casinos, and it is assumed that you will play for a long time.

It seems that gambling overseas is generally done in a short time in a dedicated place such as a casino district.

Another characteristic of Japan is that if you win with pachinko, you don’t exchange it for money on the spot, but you get a free gift and exchange it for money.

Is pachinko only in Japan?