The Yokohama municipal government has revealed that seven IR operators are participating in its RFC process, aiming to develop Yamashita Pier into a major urban IR.
Champion boxer Floyd Mayweather reportedly plans to bid for a “casino empire” which he envisions opening on the Japanese island of Okinawa, according to a report in The Sun. If so, his ambitions will soon run up against a cold wall of regulatory reality.
With Tokyo gubernatorial elections now scheduled for July 5 of next year, political observers are predicting that Governor Yuriko Koike will not clarify her stance on an IR bid for at least the next nine months or so.
The Japanese government on Wednesday nominated five candidates to serve on the Casino Management Board, the independent agency to be established on January 7, 2020, with a mandate to regulate Japan’s casino industry.
Osaka officials are beginning to acknowledge more openly that the simultaneous construction of the 2025 World Expo and the anticipated IR on Yumeshima island may create traffic jams that will impact work efficiency.
The Osaka prefectural and municipal authorities are beginning to reconcile themselves to the likelihood that a full opening of the Yumeshima IR will not be possible before the 2025 World Expo.
Having telegraphed its intention to do so since March, the Yokohama Chamber of Commerce & Industry has finally launched its pro-IR organization, dubbed the...
Konami Holdings reported a 0.9 percent decline in revenue for the six months ended Sept. 30, despite a strong performance from its gaming and systems division.