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Las Vegas Sands sponsors rock music festival in Osaka

Las Vegas Sands has announced that it has become a top-tier sponsor for the Summer Sonic 2019 rock music festival to be held at Osaka’s Maishima Sonic Park for three days from August 16.

Galaxy brings Japanese students to Macau for IR education

Galaxy Entertainment has announced a new three-week program which will bring students from Toyo University, Kyoto Sangyo University, Fukuoka University, and Okura Nikko Hotel Management to Macau for training about the IR industry.
Korea, Paradise City

Paradise Q2 loss widens

Paradise Co., which operates foreigner-only casinos in South Korea, posted a wider Q2 loss although revenue gained.
James Murren

MGM’s Murren says Osaka IR can open before 2025 World Expo

MGM Resorts Chairman and CEO James Murren has told the Japan Times that there is still enough time to open the Osaka Yumeshima IR before the 2025 World Expo, and thus capturing the benefits of having an estimated 28 million people coming to the attractions next door.

Landing expects net loss for six months to June 30

Landing International has informed its shareholders that it expects to record a net loss for the six months ended June 30, due in part...

Illegal casino-related busts in Nagoya and Tokyo

Police continue to announce busts related to illegal casinos in major cities across the country, with two fresh busts in Nagoya and the Ikebukuro district of Tokyo coming just this week, netting a total of four arrests.
Wakayama generic view

Wakayama IR Experts Committee holds first meeting

The Wakayama IR Experts Committee held its first meeting on Tuesday, launching a new phase in the prefecture’s campaign to bring an IR to Marina City.
Hokkaido IR Expo

First Japan IR Expo in Hokkaido set for Dec.

The first Japan IR Expo in Hokkaido has been scheduled for December 11 and 12, 2019, highlighting continuing interest in Japan’s northernmost prefecture.
Japan, Osaka castle

Japan IR revenues $9bn to $11bn: Bernstein

If the first three IRs include one each in the Kanto and Kansai, their combined annual revenues will probably fall in the $9 billion to $11 billion range, estimates Bernstein Research in an August note.
Nagasaki

Nagasaki aims for fast and fair IR consortium selection

The Nagasaki Prefectural Government, which claims to be in discussions with about twenty companies interested in forming or joining an IR consortium, is reportedly...

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