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Nippon Professional Baseball Declines Comment On Proposed Sports Lottery

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 04 / 17 / 15

Nippon Professional Baseball Commissioner Katsuhiko Kumazaki "declined comments regarding a recent proposal by lawmakers to make professional baseball the centerpiece of a new lottery," according to KYODO. Kumazaki: "I am aware of media reports but I have received no concrete or formal contact, and ...

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