Monday, May 27, 2019

Japan

Hokkaido shifts to the slow lane on IR policy

The central government’s delay in firming up the regulatory framework for the IR industry appears to have convinced new Hokkaido Governor Naomichi Suzuki that he might as well shift to a slower lane as well, taking more time to decide his basic policy on whether or not to pursue an IR bid.

Tatsuya Ando

Dynam Holding's Next Generation Gaming Machine Development Group

Collaborative approach needed to address gambling addiction

Japan’s need to confront gambling addiction is immediate and will require a collaborative approach to be fully effective, according to Laura McAllister Cox, vice-president of regulatory compliance and legal counsel for Rush Street Japan, one of the international IR operators interested in gaining a license in a regional market.

Laura McAllister Cox

Vice-president of regulatory compliance and legal counsel for Rush Street Japan.

Konami Gaming extends its growth in the global slot machine market

In FY2018 Konami Gaming posted sales growth of 5.2 percent and profitability growth of 8.2 percent as the Japanese company continued to gain market...

Osaka political leaders attack IR policy delay

Osaka's main political leaders publicly attacked the national government's decision to delay the issuance of regulations for the IR bidding process, describing it as...

National government to delay IR regulations until next year

The Abe government is pulling back from the planned July 1 establishment of the Casino Management Board and the issuance of more specific IR bidding regulations out of concern that Japanese public opinion remains hostile to the legalization of casino gambling.

G2E Asia panel expects little regional economic impact from Japan IRs

Other Asian nations such as Macau, Singapore, and even South Korea have little to fear from the opening of the three Japanese IRs in...

Miyagi Prefecture launches public tender for IR advisory firm

The Miyagi Prefectural Government has made a concrete step to enter the IR race by launching a public tender for an advisory firm to assist it in evaluating the possibility of an IR licensing bid.

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Melco Resorts & Entertainment Chairman and CEO Lawrence Ho sits down for an exclusive twenty-minute interview with AGB Nippon Executive Editor Michael Penn, discussing...

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