Friday, January 18, 2019

Japan

Hard Rock reveals master plan for Hokkaido

Hard Rock International presented its master plan for Hokkaido at the Hokkaido IR Showcase on Wednesday, including mention of NEC for their facial recognition technology and luxury hospitality brand Four Seasons for their high-end hotels.

Six injured in fire at Golden Casino in Poipet

Six people have been injured after a fire broke out at an 18-floor casino building in Poipet on Monday night, according to a statement...

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...

Seven IR operators to participate in Hokkaido IR showcase

The two-day Hokkaido IR Showcase is set to open Wednesday, January 9, with seven overseas IR operators offering sponsorship to the event. The seven are Hard Rock International, Mohegan, SJM Holdings, Caesars Entertainment, Melco Resorts & Entertainment, Rush Street, and Clairvest.

Tokyo plans major eSports event in FY2019

Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike has announced that 50 million yen ($460,000) in public funds is being budgeted in FY2019 for a major two-day eSports event in Tokyo. Both the venue and the date of the event remains to be decided.

Wakayama prefectural government endorses IR business seminar on 19 Feb

The Wakayama Prefectural government has officially endorsed the upcoming IR Business – Connect Seminar being held on 19 February 2019 at the Daiwa Roynet...

Unified Local Elections in April key hurdle for IR bids

Every local government IR bid in the nation remains dependent upon conservative, or the right wing forces remaining in power in all major executive...

Fifth steroids detection impacts Iwate Racing

The Iwate Prefectural Horse Racing Association (Iwate Keiba) has been embarrassed yet again as on December 26 a fifth horse tested positive for the steroid boldenone, forcing yet another suspension of racing activities.

Few local governments ready for IR bids

As 2018 comes to a close, remarkably few local municipalities are looking like seriously prepared candidates for IR bids, with really only two—Osaka and Wakayama—appearing to have fully lined up their local political and business establishments behind such a bid.

Sawada may be weak link in Nagasaki’s IR plans

There are indications that one of the key players in Nagasaki’s anticipated bid to host an IR is becoming less enthusiastic about the prospects—Huis Ten Bosch President Hideo Sawada.

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