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Foxwoods and Mohegan continue to feel the bite of MGM competition

Foxwoods Resort and Mohegan Sun in Connecticut continue to report significantly lower slot machine revenue more than half a year since MGM Springfield opened...

Wakayama IR Business-Connect Seminar fully subscribed

The Wakayama IR Business-Connect Seminar, held today on Feb. 19, 2019, at the Daiwa Roynet Hotel Wakayama, has been fully subscribed, say, organizers. The...

More thought needed about VIP services

One of the objectives of the establishment of IRs in Japan is to attract a new class of VIP visitors who spend significant amounts...

Deloitte Japan fined for violating auditor independence rules

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced last week that Deloitte Tohmatsu (Deloitte Japan) had agreed to pay a $2 million fine to...

Osaka city budgets for IR and Yumeshima development expenses

Osaka city has released its FY2019 budget proposal in which a total of JPY163 million (about $1.5 million) is earmarked for direct IR-related expenses....

Sports integrity, lack of understanding, pose risks for esports wagering

The stellar projections for esports revenue have whet the appetite of online wagering operators, though the absence of regulation, questions over sports integrity and lack of expertise mean widespread adoption in the gambling industry may be far away.

Russian bookies took US$18 billion in bets in 2018

Russian bookmakers recorded approximately RUB1.2 trillion (US$18 billion) in bets in 2018, according to local media. The figure is understood to apply to not only...

Murren: MGM “focusing our energies” on Osaka IR bid

James Murren, chairman and CEO of MGM Resorts International, told investors on an earnings call this week that his company is “focusing our energies”...

Yumeshima’s post-Expo future may include Formula One

Osaka Mayor Hirofumi Yoshimura revealed in an interview with the Sankei Shinbun that he envisions attracting Formula One racing to Yumeshima after the 2025...

Huis Ten Bosch investment deal with Fosun Group falls through

Major travel agency H.I.S. has announced that its anticipated investment deal with the Fosun Group of China regarding the Huis Ten Bosch theme park in Sasebo, revealed last December, has fallen through.

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