Pachinko Gaming Fever
Pachinko gaming is something which the Japanese Government will have considered carefully before legalizing casinos in Japan. 4% of GDP is already derived from the Pachinko gaming sector.
It is a frenetic game played in neon lit parlours using steel balls which clatter and rattle loudly to the music of techno and howling megaphone announcements. It is not like something else you are likely to have experienced before.
Surprisingly, playing the game is not really regarded as gambling although clearly it is. It is a bit like asking when is a game chance not a game of chance? It is a form of game where steel balls can be played into small holes and then redeemed for tokens. Seen by most, as a game of skill at which you can win.