20, Jul, 2017

The ruling coalition Komeito party established its own independent project team on Wednesday to study issues surrounding the IR Implementation Bill.

19, Jul, 2017

The city council of Iwanuma, in Japan’s northern Miyagi Prefecture, envisions a bid for an IR as a measure to help the local area recover from the March 2011 tsunami that devastated Japan.

18, Jul, 2017

Grant Govertsen, an analyst for Union Gaming, has produced a second report this month highlighting gloomy scenarios for the future of IRs in Japan.

17, Jul, 2017

The official-two week campaign period ahead of the July 30 mayoral election for Yokohama was launched on Sunday, with two of the three candidates opposing the hosting of an IR in the city.

14, Jul, 2017

With the Japanese government’s lack of experience managing projects similar to the forthcoming establishment of IRs, some international operators are concerned.

13, Jul, 2017

Separately from the Casino Management Board, local governments and operators of IRs in Japan are also going to have to answer to the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT), according to reports in the Japanese media.

Local hosts of IRs are to made responsible for achieving positive results in terms of promoting tourism and contributing to regional economies. Prefectural governments will be obliged to report each fiscal year’s results to MLIT, and these annual reports will be made public.

11, Jul, 2017

The high-profile public debate on gambling addiction, which until now has been mainly associated with the forthcoming establishment of IRs, is set to hit Japan’s lucrative pachinko industry.

10, Jul, 2017

Cambodian casino operator NagaCorp has renamed its Russian casino project in Primorye to Naga Vladivostok.

10, Jul, 2017

The city council of Tokoname appealed on Friday to Aichi Governor Hideaki Omura, calling for an accelerated feasibility study for siting an IR within their municipality.

07, Jul, 2017

Summit Ascent Holdings, operator of Tigre de Cristal in Vladivostok, is set to continue to get free reign over the market for at least the next two years, says Union Gaming.

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