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09, Jan, 2018

Yokohama Mayor Fumiko Hayashi sketched out in slightly more detail her policy on the possibility of bidding for an IR at her city’s Yamashita Pier location.

08, Jan, 2018

Spokesmen for the Abe government are signaling that passage of the IR Implementation Bill is near the very top of its priorities for the Ordinary Diet Session beginning on January 22.

04, Jan, 2018

The Japan Racing Association (JRA) began implementing third-party gambling addiction exclusions at the end of December, heralding a new direction in Japanese policy expected to apply not only to current forms of gambling, but also to the IRs likely to open in the mid-2020s.

04, Jan, 2018

The year 2017 saw a distinct acceleration in the race to obtain licenses to build and operate Japan’s first IRs. While everyone agrees that the potential scope of the market is vast, without the precise locations and the terms of regulation yet being clarified, estimations of the ultimate size of this market remain little more than guesswork.

03, Jan, 2018

Russia’s parliament has pushed through a law that will exempt casinos from the need to deduct taxes from their clients’ winnings.

22, Dec, 2017

Macau defied all expectations in 2017, with a spectacular comeback for VIP gaming despite China’s ongoing anti corruption campaign and a government push to develop the mass market.

19, Dec, 2017

Galaxy Entertainment Group held a press briefing in Tokyo on Tuesday, led by Jeremy Walker, Galaxy’s vice-president of international development, and featuring Patrick Medecin, the ambassador of the Principality of Monaco to Japan.

18, Dec, 2017

With four separate municipal governments now considering IR licensing bids within her prefecture, Hokkaido Governor Harumi Takahashi made comments last Thursday indicating that she will maintain a neutral and largely passive policy posture.

18, Dec, 2017

Lawrence Ho said he is selling off his entire stake in Summit Ascent Holdings, shortly after the Russian government announced changes that could potentially double taxes for the company’s Tigre de Cristal resort near Vladivostok.

17, Dec, 2017

With an event in Tokyo on the 7th and another in Nagasaki on the 14th, the RFI process is now underway for the Huis Ten Bosch theme park site in the prefecture’s Sasebo city.

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