Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Japan

Anti-casino rallies in Yokohama and Osaka

Saturday the 14th witnessed two separate rallies by opponents of casino legalization, one in Yokohama and the other in Osaka. The larger of the two...

Kuwana mayor supports IR bid investigation

Kuwana Mayor Narutaka Ito indicated at a press conference on the 13th that he supports an investigation by the Mie Prefectural Government of an...

Asian affiliate acquisitions hot up

The recent moves in the Asian affiliate space, including high-profile acquisitions and talk from some of the larger listed affiliates of entering new markets in Asia, might have observers believing the region is like any other, at least as far as affiliates go.

Kyushu IR alternatives to Sasebo under discussion

Although the Nagasaki Prefectural Government has been trying to consolidate “All-Kyushu” support for its IR bid, alternatives to the Huis Ten Bosch site in...

Citizens groups oppose Yumeshima development

About twenty local citizens groups have come together as “The Roundtable Conference by Citizens Concerned about Changing Town Planning of Yumeshima Island” to call...
Yamashita

IR battle begins in the Yokohama City Council

The second-largest caucus in the Yokohama City Council, called Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan and Citizens’ Forum, has already decided to oppose Mayor Fumiko Hayashi’s desire to launch an IR bid at Yamashita Pier, and will submit a bill to strip all IR-related expenses from the mayor’s proposed city budget.

Yumeshima officially designated for commercial use

In another measure to clear up regulatory issues for the anticipated IR bid, the Osaka City Urban Planning Council has agreed by majority vote...

Chamber of Commerce asks Mie Governor to consider IR bid

The Mie Prefectural Chamber of Commerce and Industry formally requested Mie Governor Eikei Suzuki on Monday to conduct research with an eye toward making...

First Japan IR Expo in Yokohama set for January

The first Japan IR Expo in Yokohama has been scheduled for January 29 and 30, 2020, moving quickly after Mayor Fumiko Hayashi declared that...

Pachinko and racing industries banned from Japanese IRs

A paragraph on page 10 of the 46-page draft of the IR Basic Plan answers one of the pending questions that has lingered in...

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Yamashita

Yokohama opts to enter the IR race

The municipal government told reporters on Monday that Yokohama’s long period of indecision had ended and that Mayor Fumiko Hayashi would announce later in the week that her city would seek to host a major urban IR at the 47-hectare Yamashita Pier location.

Mars-X now available across the Asia-Pacific region

Casino players can “Xperience the Difference” through the latest dual-screen gaming sensation from Aristocrat.  The company’s new innovation, MarsX gives operators an entirely new way...

Caesars drops out of Japan IR race

Caesars Entertainment Corp has pulled out of the race for a Japanese casino license and will focus instead on its current plans and commitments,...

LVS secures new loan facility for MBS expansion

Casino operator Las Vegas Sands Corp on Wednesday announced it has secured a new delayed draw term loan facility in aggregate principal amount of...

Asian affiliate acquisitions hot up

The recent moves in the Asian affiliate space, including high-profile acquisitions and talk from some of the larger listed affiliates of entering new markets in Asia, might have observers believing the region is like any other, at least as far as affiliates go.