22, Mar, 2018

The Japanese government leaked to the media on Thursday that operators are likely to be required to report any casino chip-cash exchanges that exceed 1 million yen (about US$9,500).

21, Mar, 2018

Japan is unlikely to see its first IR open before 2026 and significant hurdles still need to be overcome both from an operational and legislative standpoint, according to panellists at the ASEAN Gaming Summit.

21, Mar, 2018

The Japan Gaming Congress expects to attract even greater support in 2018 after holding the largest event of its kind in Japan last year, organizer Clarion Gaming says.

20, Mar, 2018

Mobile games are likely to grow by more than 8 percent per year through 2020, far outstripping growth for the PC and consoles, according to Daniel Kashti, chief marketing & commercial officer of Kama Games.

20, Mar, 2018

eSports global revenue for 2017 was estimated to be US$696 million and is expected to more than double to US$1.5 billion by 2020, with the Asia Pacific heading growth, according to Newzoo, a market intelligence firm.

18, Mar, 2018

According to a local media report, the Tomakomai municipal authorities have compiled their interim report on the IR they hope to build, projecting a US$2-3 billion investment by the time the facility’s doors open.

16, Mar, 2018

The IR implementation bill won’t be submitted to the legislation this month, as had been planned, throwing doubt over the timetable for the bill.

15, Mar, 2018

A further legal chapter in the long-running dispute between Japanese billionaire Kazuo Okada, Steve Wynn and his former wife, has been closed, potentially paving the way for the sale of their holdings in Wynn Resorts.

14, Mar, 2018

Six local medical and children’s organizations have presented a petition to the local government opposing any IR bid from within the prefecture.

13, Mar, 2018

A Wakayama prefectural official says they are ready to launch an RFC process with IR operators very quickly after the IR Implementation Bill is enacted by the National Diet.