Welcome to the Exciting World of "AMUSEMENT CASINO" in Japan

March 26, 2024

Are you looking for an exciting gambling spot to add some color to your nightlife? Well, look no further because we are about to introduce you to the captivating world of "AMUSEMENT CASINO" in Japan.

To find a casino in Japan, simply type "アミューズメントカジノ" in the search box, making sure to leave a space between the two words, and enter your current location.


While casinos may be more familiar to many of you outside Japan, they remain relatively new to us Japanese. In foreign countries, you can buy chips to play various games at a casino and then exchange them for cash. However, due to the current ban on casinos in Japan, exchanging chips for cash is not permitted.

Thus, as a general rule, "AMUSEMENT CASINO" does not allow players to exchange their chips for cash or prizes. Instead, it provides an opportunity to enjoy the games offered by a real casino without the element of betting money.

Although you can't exchange your chips for cash, if you win a game, your chip count increases. On the other hand, if you lose, your chips decrease. If you run out of chips, you can purchase more. However, as long as you keep winning and have chips on hand, there's no need to buy additional ones. Essentially, you can't convert your chips to cash, but the more you win, the longer you can keep playing with less expenditure.

Many "AMUSEMENT CASINO" establishments will store your chips for a limited time. Additionally, we would like to clarify that while casinos are banned in Japan, "AMUSEMENT CASINO" operates in compliance with the Entertainment Establishments Control Law, ensuring your safety and security.

The Attractions of "AMUSEMENT CASINO"

1. Easy to Play

Being a beginner can be daunting, especially when it comes to gambling your money at a casino. This is where the appeal of "AMUSEMENT CASINO" shines through. Since you don't wager real money and only need to pay for chips and charges, you can comfortably enjoy casino games without the fear of losing a substantial amount of cash.

2. Learn the Rules of the Game

Poker is the most popular game offered at "AMUSEMENT CASINO", but you can also find blackjack, baccarat, roulette, and more. These establishments often offer beginner training sessions, and even if they don't, the friendly dealers will gladly teach you the rules of each game. So, even if you have zero knowledge, don't worry—you can jump right in without any concerns. That's a significant advantage for beginners.

3. Win Prizes and Cash Awards

While winning prizes and goods is generally not allowed within the confines of "AMUSEMENT CASINO", there are poker tournaments in Japan that offer substantial prize money. How is this possible? Well, here's a little trick: Winning prizes or giveaways directly from the entry fee is illegal, but it becomes legal if they are sponsored. In such cases, "AMUSEMENT CASINO" can award prizes and winnings!

4. Make Friends

You can enjoy "AMUSEMENT CASINO" with your friends or go alone and meet fellow casino enthusiasts. It's a great opportunity to bond with others through shared games. The professional dealers know how to entertain customers, creating a lively atmosphere where everyone can engage in conversations while playing.

Unlike traditional casinos that revolve around betting money, "AMUSEMENT CASINO" focuses more on entertainment, making it an enjoyable social experience.

5. A Great Way to Socialize

And here's a bonus point—"AMUSEMENT CASINO" can be a fantastic way to meet new people, particularly attractive ladies. It's not just about getting excited and exchanging contact information with other customers; you can even try your luck and charm the charming dealers. Trust me, the female dealers are incredibly cute, and you'll find it hard to decide whether you want to play games or spend time with them. Don't forget to pretend to tip them and share your contact information!


While most games offered at "AMUSEMENT CASINO" can be learned on-site, it's always helpful to have a basic understanding beforehand. Poker, in particular, has gained significant popularity and has world-class tournaments. The number of poker players in Japan continues to grow, drawing more attention each year. I could delve into poker extensively, but I'll explain it separately, along with poker bars specializing in the game.

Now, let's take a look at the rules of three other games: blackjack, baccarat, and roulette!

1. Blackjack

In blackjack, the objective is to get your hand as close to 21 as possible without going over. It's a game between the player and the dealer, and the cards held by other players at the table are irrelevant.

To play, you need to understand the following card values:

  • Numbered cards (2-10) are counted at face value.
  • Face cards (J, Q, K) are each worth 10.
  • An Ace (A) can be counted as either 1 or 11.

The aim is to make strategic decisions to reach 21, and if you do, you win. However, if the dealer also has 21, it results in a tie.

Be careful not to exceed 21, known as a "bust," as that results in an automatic loss. For example, when you have a total of 19 (a 10 and a 9), should you draw another card or stand? Probability-wise, it's better not to draw.

Let's take a look at the basic game flow:

  1. Decide how much to bet.
  2. The dealer hands out two cards to each player, face up.
  3. Decide whether to add a card (hit) or not (stand). If you exceed 21, you lose.
  4. The dealer draws cards until their hand exceeds 17 but stops once it reaches or exceeds 17. If the dealer exceeds 21, they lose. The winner is determined by comparing the total values of the cards.

These are the general rules, although there may be some variations. The concept is relatively easy to understand, making it accessible to beginners.

2. Baccarat

Baccarat is a popular game in Asian countries and shares similarities with blackjack. The goal is to have a hand whose last digit is closest to 9.

In baccarat, you're essentially betting on the outcome between the player's hand and the dealer's hand, which are predetermined for convenience. It's like predicting the outcome between two imaginary players. Since the game follows a mechanical process, the chances of winning or losing are about 50/50.

Baccarat is a game of luck, but it also involves observing the game flow and making strategic bets. For instance, if the player has won five times in a row, you might assume it's the dealer's turn to win and place a significant bet.

Here's how the card values work in baccarat:

  • Numbered cards (2-10) have their face value.
  • Face cards (10, J, Q, K) are worth 0.
  • An Ace (A) is worth 1.

Now, let's take a quick look at the game:

  1. Decide how much to bet.
  2. Two cards are dealt to both the player and the dealer. The hand closer to 9 wins.
  3. In specific cases, a third card may be drawn. For example, if the total value of the first two cards is 8 or 9, it's considered a "natural" win. There are specific conditions for drawing a third card, which we'll explain further.

These are the basics of baccarat, and as long as you keep these rules in mind, you'll be good to go. There are variations of baccarat, such as mini baccarat, big baccarat, commission, and no commission, but understanding the fundamental rules will serve you well.

3. Roulette

Roulette is a game where a dealer spins a wheel and throws a ball onto it. Your task is to predict where the ball will land. The wheel consists of red and black slots, numbered from 1 to 36 (may vary depending on the style).

You can place bets on specific numbers (inside bet) or broader areas (outside bet), each with different odds of winning. Betting on more numbers increases your chances of winning, but the payouts may be lower.

To play roulette, follow these steps:

  1. Place your bet on the numbers or areas of your choice.
  2. The dealer spins the wheel and throws the ball.
  3. The winner is determined by where the ball lands.

Roulette is another game that's easy to understand and enjoy. Just make your selections and watch the excitement unfold!


Pricing at "AMUSEMENT CASINO" primarily includes tips, food, and beverages. In some cases, there may be an additional fee depending on the specific establishment. It's always a good idea to check the information on their website before visiting.

The prices are typically listed around 3,300 yen to 3,500 yen. However, the amount you spend will depend on how much you want to play, the rates of the casino, and your food and drink preferences. With around 5,000 to 10,000 yen, you should be able to have a good time. And if you're planning to treat someone and potentially head to a hotel later, it's best to have a bit more than that.

Four Blackjack Strategies

If you're planning to play blackjack, here are four strategies to keep in mind:

1. Stand if your hand total is between 17 and 21

When the total value of your cards falls between 17 and 21, it's generally wise to stand. The probability of going over 21 (busting) increases significantly once your hand exceeds 15. From there, the chances of busting are as follows: 16 (60%), 17 (68%), 18 (76%), 19 (84%), 20 (92%), and so on. By understanding these probabilities, you can make more informed decisions and increase your chances of winning.

2. Deciding on 12-16

When your hand total is between 12 and 16, drawing another card (hit) can bring you closer to winning, but it also raises the risk of busting. In this case, it's crucial to consider the dealer's hand alongside your own. Your strategy may change depending on whether the dealer is likely to bust or not. Here's a

summary of the relationship between the dealer's upcard and your decision:

  • If the dealer's upcard is 7 to 10, the chances of the dealer busting are low (21% to 26%). Therefore, it's advisable to hit and aim for victory.
  • If the dealer's upcard is 12 to 16, the chances of the dealer busting are relatively high (35% to 42%). In such cases, it's safer to stand and expect the dealer to go bust.

3. 11 or Less

If your hand total is 11 or less, you have no option but to hit. Drawing another card won't risk going over 21.

4.Pair of Aces

If you are dealt two Aces, splitting is the recommended action. Splitting allows you to play each Ace as a separate hand, increasing your chances of achieving a blackjack and securing a higher potential win.

These four blackjack strategies are based on probability, highlighting the importance of understanding the game's dynamics and making strategic decisions. Keep them in mind to improve your gameplay!


"AMUSEMENT CASINO" is a perfect fit for:

  • Those who love exploring exciting places.
  • Individuals who enjoy the thrill of gambling.
  • Anyone looking for an easy and entertaining hobby.
  • Those interested in meeting new people, including charming ladies.
  • People who want to be prepared for the eventual legalization of casinos.

On the other hand, "AMUSEMENT CASINO" may not be suitable for:

  • Those who prefer spending time alone.
  • Individuals who dislike gambling.
  • People who don't appreciate partners who gamble.
  • Those who have no interest in casinos.


So, how does "AMUSEMENT CASINO" sound to you? Have you started considering a visit?

With its simple rules and transparent pricing, "AMUSEMENT CASINO" is becoming increasingly popular as a vibrant social destination for the night. We encourage you to learn the rules and games in advance so that you can teach beginner players and enjoy the experience together. See you soon!

PIJ Writer
PIJ Writer
PIJ Writer, a seasoned connoisseur in his 40s based in Japan, boasts an unparalleled depth of knowledge and experience within the vibrant landscapes of both drinking and gambling, alongside his well-documented ventures into various red-light districts. This extensive exploration encompasses not just the nocturnal delights of Japan's red-light areas but also its myriad of bars, horse racing, pachinko, and many others. Drawing on his firsthand experiences, he conveys the appeal and characteristics of Japan's diverse adult entertainment districts and his enjoyment of the nightlife scene through his writing for PIJ.

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