Bandai Namco to Get Into Gambling

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Japanese media group Bandai Namco is looking to get into the gambling market directly, rather than licensing out their hit properties to others.

The company launched a Pac-Man video bingo machine, which was developed alongside Meetronia and Quixant. The game went live in April, and is the most direct involvement that Bandai has had to date. They've previously worked with groups such as Ainsworth to license out properties for casino games, but Bandai appears to be confident that doing things themselves will yield better financial results.

Bandai has a series of properties that could be lucrative for gaming machines, including anime and video games. The group oversees Dragon Ball, One Piece, Pac-Man, Galaga, and more. Any games developed by Bandai Namco will likely also appeal to punters in Japan, which will be seeing legalized gambling coming in the next few years.

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Kingston Li // Asia Correspondent
Kingston Li
Kingston is a big fan of Baccarat and Texas Hold'em Poker and has tested his skills in tournaments around Asia and the world. He covers the latest gambling news from Asia for Casino Listings. In his spare time, Kingston enjoys hiking, video gaming, and playing disc golf.