Thursday, September 24, 2020

Japan

Kazuo Okada’s appeal against Universal Entertainment dismissed

Kazuo Okada’s appeal against Universal Entertainment dismissed

Universal Entertainment Corporation issued a statement on Friday announcing that the Tokyo High Court has dismissed its founder Kazuo Okada’s latest appeal against the...
Hokkaido’s Kamori faces imprisonment in 500 .com bribery case

Hokkaido’s Kamori faces imprisonment in 500 .com bribery case

Prosecutors have asked that Kimihito Kamori, the former chairman of Kamori Kanko, serve ten months in prison for his role in the 500 .com...
Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and Yokohama’s IR Bid

Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and Yokohama’s IR Bid

For the first time since the IR legislation was passed into law, Japan has a new prime minister. Fortunately for Japan’s pro-IR community, it is Yoshihide Suga.
asia gaming briefings Sep 20

Asia Gaming Briefings – Sep 2020 Edition

IN FOCUS: SPORTS BETTING Ball games bounce backMajor sporting events are slowly ramping up around the world and with them the drama and surprises, not...

Volcanic eruptions

Sega Sammy Creation, a Japan-based company established in 2013, is a member of Sega Sammy Group, consisting of 64 companies including Sega, a global...
Barriere ventures into online with Betconstruct

Barriere ventures into online with Betconstruct

French casino group Barriere has become the latest bricks and mortar casino to tap into online gaming, entering into a partnership with Betconstruct to launch BarriereBet.
Pro IR candidate confirmed as Japan’s next PM

Pro IR candidate confirmed as Japan’s next PM

Pro IR politician Yoshihide Suga has won his party’s nomination to succeed Shinzo Abe as prime minister of Japan.

IR development at the “confrontational axis” of Japanese politics

“The casino issue is symbolic of the clear confrontational axis between top-down politics and grassroots politics… We cannot let matters continue as they have under the Abe administration.” So declared Leader of the Opposition Yukio Edano on Wednesday while touring Yamashita Pier, the proposed site for Yokohama’s major urban IR.

Japan opposition leader targets IR industry

Leader of the Opposition Yukio Edano toured Yamashita Pier, the proposed site for Yokohama’s major urban IR, and renewed his vow to combat the...

Suncity opens office in Wakayama

The Suncity Group has again signaled its seriousness for bidding to become Wakayama’s IR development partner by opening an office in the city. Located at...

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