Monday, September 20, 2021
kazuo okada

Kazuo Okada lawsuit appeal dismissed by Supreme Court

Kazuo Okada had his final appeal against a lawsuit dismissed by the Supreme Court as of last week, according to a filing from Universal Entertainment Corp. 

Research firm forecast intact for Genting despite Yokohama withdrawal

Malaysia’s PublicInvest Research said it has left its forecasts and recommendations for Genting Bhd unchanged despite it losing its chance to be part of an IR project in Yokohama.
Melco Resorts, Yokohama, Japan

Melco to continue to explore opportunities in Japan

Melco Resorts said it will continue to explore opportunities in Japan after politics upended its efforts to obtain a license in Yokohama.

Yokohama dropping out of IR race won’t impact Osaka: Governor

Osaka governor Hirofumi Yoshimura said that the withdrawal of Yokohama from the integrated resort race will not impact their own IR plans.

Genting “surprised and disappointed” by Yokohama IR decision

Genting Singapore said it was "surprised and disappointed" with the city of Yokohama decision to pull out of a bid to host an integrated resort.
Japan Olympic Games, Basketball

Basketball‌ ‌scores‌ ‌in‌ ‌Olympics‌ ‌betting‌ ‌preferences‌

Basketball surged in popularity in terms of Olympics sports betting preferences at Tokyo 2020, though sports book operators said the games were not a major driver of volumes. 
Tsukasa Akimoto

Japan’s Akimoto gets four-year sentence for gambling bribes

Japanese lawmaker, Tsukasa Akimoto, has been handed a four-year jail sentence for accepting bribes from a Chinese company seeking a casino license in Japan.
Asia Gaming Briefings - September edition 2021

Asia Gaming Briefings – September 2021 Edition

With major sporting events set to resume their Autumn schedules and fresh off the back of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, our focus section in this September edition of Asia Gaming Briefings is on the sports betting world.

Japan PM Suga to step down by end of September

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga in a surprise move on Friday said he will be stepping down as Prime Minister after only one year in the role.
Japan, IR, yokohama, mayoral race

Politics cast clouds over Japan IR aspirations

Japan efforts to establish an IR industry face rising uncertainty as politics derail one candidate city and another’s selection procedures are called into question.