Saturday, January 19, 2019


Shizuoka’s Makinohara city may be preparing IR bid

Operating below the media radar, there are indications that an IR bid may soon emerge from Makinohara city in Shizuoka Prefecture, a coastal community...

Get Nice teams with Shotoku Rinaldo for IR bid

Hong Kong-listed Get Nice Holdings, the former owner of Macau’s Waldo casino, has formed a joint venture with Shitoku Rinaldo Corp. to bid for a licence in Shizuoka Prefecture in Japan.

Foreign tourists spent more than $41b in 2018

Foreign tourists visiting Japan spent a record JPY4.5 trillion (about $41.5 billion) during the course of 2018, according to a preliminary estimate by the Japan Tourism Agency.

Tsukiji development plan sounds like an Integrated Resort

Plans for the post-Olympics development of the former site of the Tsukiji Fish Market are sounding increasingly like an IR, though whether or not...

MGM announces “Osaka First Policy”

MGM Resorts has tipped its hand further by officially announcing an “Osaka First Policy” by which it will concentrate its management and planning resources at its newly opened office in Nakanoshima, Osaka.

Hokkaido IR showcase brings together operators, local community

The inaugural Hokkaido IR Showcase came to a close last Thursday, with seven IR operators and numerous other Japanese companies and associations exhibiting at the first public IR event to be held in the prefecture.

Rush Street solicits community views for Tomakomai IR design

Rush Street Japan has launched its “My Tomakomai” online platform in both Japanese and English languages to solicit local community views about the elements...

No deal between Kamori Kanko and

For the first time since a press release was issued a year ago, Kamori Kanko has openly confirmed to Asia Gaming Brief that the...

Mohegan focused on social commitments, geographical similarities

Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment made its first strides in Japan's northernmost prefecture on Wednesday, at the Hokkaido IR Showcase, focusing on its experience with similar locations to Hokkaido and commitment to local communities.

Kamori Kanko reasserts Rusutsu Village’s IR proposal

Hokkaido’s leading tourism and hospitality company, Kamori Kanko, has reasserted its claim that its ski resort at Rusutsu village should become the basis for the prefecture’s hoped-for IR bid, attempting to shoulder aside the Tomakomai candidacy favored by most international IR operators and the experts advising the Hokkaido Prefectural Government.


Macau GGR gains 14 percent in 2018, Dec. beats forecasts

Gross gambling revenue in Macau rose 14 percent in 2018, with December topping consensus forecasts with a gain of 16.6 percent.

Leading clients to Asia

BBIN is heading to London for the third time in 2019 for ICE 2019, celebrating its 20th year of brand establishment. At ICE, BBIN...

Formation of SUZOHAPP Digital

SUZOHAPP, a leading technology company that provides software and hardware for cash handling automation and self-service solutions worldwide, recently announced plans to form a...

Michael Gu eyes Casino Canberra in $32 million transaction

Casino Canberra is on the verge of being bought up by one of Australia’s biggest hotel owners in a potential A$32 million (US$22.6 million)...

Sega Sammy releases Genesis Slant cabinet

SEGA SAMMY CREATION INC. today announced the release of their new slant-type gaming machine “Genesis Slant”, a cabinet available for both slot games and...