21, Jun, 2017

City Councillor Hirotaka Ito has become the third candidate to throw his hat into the ring for the July 30 election for the Mayor of Yokohama, a major city being eyed by operators as a possible host for a large IR facility.

21, Jun, 2017

On June 7-8, Moscow hosted Russian Gaming Week. The event was focused on the most topical issues of the year.

20, Jun, 2017

At Tuesday’s meeting of the Experts’ Committee advising the Japanese government on its IR Implementation Bill, a series of measures were proposed to keep a very tight regulatory lid on casino facilities.

20, Jun, 2017

An outlying island county of Taiwan, Kinmen, is set to hold a referendum later this year for residents to decide whether or not to permit casinos.

20, Jun, 2017

Russian investor Diamond Fortune Holdings Prim has begun construction of a hotel and entertainment complex, Selena, in Russia’s far eastern Primorye gambling zone.

20, Jun, 2017

Tomakomai city in Hokkaido, which is mulling the possibility of bidding for an IR license, is gaining support from the local business community.

19, Jun, 2017

Wakayama Mayor Masahiro Obana has suggested the possibility that his city could give up its bid to locate a regional IR in the Marina City district amidst strong local opposition to the plan and unfavorable terms of regulation.

15, Jun, 2017

At Tuesday’s meeting of the Experts’ Committee advising the Abe government on its IR Implementation Bill, the issue of strict limitations on the total size of the casino space was a topic of debate.

15, Jun, 2017

Russia’s bookmakers see their future as being online, with some major players closing down traditional betting shops to focus on the interactive sector.

This year’s Russia Gaming Week reflected that trend with some bookies saying they had eschewed booths at the show to channel funds instead to the development of online services.

This was the 11th edition of the event and attracted 2,500 participants, far short of the 4,000 it gathered in 2015. Attendees said the show was noticeably quieter than last year. 

15, Jun, 2017

More than twenty years have passed since the term “millennial” was first coined, and while casino operators and gaming manufacturers have kept a close eye on the market, many have yet to nail down a successful product for this “connected” generation.

One of the biggest misconceptions is that millennials won’t spend on real money games.

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