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Video game developer Bandai Namco appears to be inching closer toward a deeper involvement the casino gaming machine market, co-developing a video bingo machine and establishing a new unit dedicated to the development of pachinko and pachislot machines.
Yokohama Harbor Transport Association Chairman Yukio Fujiki is stepping up his efforts to head off an IR bid in his city by establishing a new anti-casino called the “Yokohama Harbor Resort Association.”
New Osaka Governor Hirofumi Yoshimura has wasted little time in launching his prefecture’s RFC process and has provided an anticipated timeline for the development of the Yumeshima IR.
Suncity Group Holdings has bought a further 24.68 percent stake in Summit Ascent Holdings for HK$717.8 million ($91.5 million) as it seeks to build an “integrated tourism-related platform.”
MGM Resorts Japan has announced that it will be holding an exhibition in central Osaka for approximately three weeks on the theme of “What’s an IR?”
Sega Sammy Creation has announced that it will soon unveil a new series of video slot machines that draw their inspiration from internationally-known Sega video games.