How Not To Win Friends And Influence Japan Casino LegalizationBy Muhammad Cohen, ForbesSeptember 10, 2017 at 11:42 pmLas Vegas Sands Chairman and CEO Sheldon Adelson began his September in Japan. After meeting Osaka’s governor and mayor, the LVS founder complained about proposals to regulate potential casino development. Adelson joined a list of foreign gaming industry figures critical of the Office of Integrated Resort Regime Promotion’s Expert Committee report outlining possible rules for the second integrated resort bill expected later this year that would finish the job of casino legalization. At this stage of the process, international critiques are at best irrelevant and likely counterproductive, if the ultimate goal is to be part of integrated resort development in Japan.Adelson complained that proposed regulations on casino size would not allow “the best kind of IR” in Japan, Asia Gaming Brief reports. He warned restrictions could limit investment in a single IR to US$5 billion or less, rather than the record US$10 billion that Adelson as well as his MGM Resorts International counterpart James Murren suggest could be possible in a major city such as Osaka, Tokyo or Yokohama.