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Innovation to advise team on casino resort legalization in Japan

The Innovation Group has been selected as the industry advisor to the the team chosen by the Cabinet Secretariat of Japan tasked with studying changes to legislation that will allow integrated casino resorts to operate in Japan.
The study led by Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu will assess the social and economic impacts of legalizing integrated casino resorts and is the latest effort by Japan to give consideration to opening up its gambling industry.
Michael Soll, president of Innovation Group, said the it is hoped the legislation will be passed this year.
“The outcome of this research report will help to shape the proposed legislation that we hope will be passed this year,” said Soll.
 Steven Rittvo, Innovation chairman, said the study gives the company an opportunity to expand its presence across Asia.
“This project in Japan gives The Innovation Group an opportunity to continue recent efforts to allow for Integrated Casino Resorts to be implemented in the Pacific Rim, including Macau, Singapore, Vietnam, Cambodia, Australia, Vladivostok, Saipan, Laos, Korea and Taiwan,” said Steven Rittvo, Chairman.

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