Monday, May 27, 2019

Japan

Kitakyushu breaks ranks with Sasebo on IR bid

Sasebo city's plans to create an "All-Kyushu" campaign to give heft to its small-market IR bid fell by the wayside last week when Kitakyushu,...

Wakayama mayor reiterates commitment to foreigner-only casino

Wakayama Mayor Masahiro Obana made clear at a press conference on Thursday that he is not in full alignment with Governor Yoshinobu Nisaka over...

Caesars banks on integrity

In a crowded field of international IR operators hoping to obtain one of the three licenses available in Japan, Caesars Entertainment hopes that one of its key competitive advantages is its commitment to “the highest levels of integrity.”

Kansai IR Expo reveals rapid growth of the gaming industry

The scale of the Kansai IR Industrial Expo held in Osaka on May 15 and 16 testified to the rapid rate of growth of the gaming industry in Japan as it was clearly much larger than its predecessor event held a year ago in the same city.

Barrière puts “main focus” on Wakayama IR bid

Groupe Lucien Barrière staked its claim in Wakayama on Tuesday with three major moves: opening their only Japanese office in that city, bringing their official brand ambassador Jean Reno for a tour, and meeting with Governor Yoshinobu Nisaka.

Illegal internet casinos busted in Tokyo and Nagoya

This past weekend saw two separate police raids against illegal internet casinos in Tokyo and Nagoya, the latest in an ongoing series of such legal actions in major Japanese cities. The two raids occurred within a three-hour period.

Keihan reorganizes for Yumeshima train line extension

Keihan Holdings is reshuffling its top executive team in preparation for the extension of the Nakanoshima Line to Yumeshima, the anticipated site of the...

Singapore bracing for competition from Japanese IRs

The opening of the first Japanese IRs may still be five or more years into the future, but Singapore’s recent decision to allow a...

Government aims to boost superyacht visitation

The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism is eyeing superyachts—pleasure ships owned by wealthy foreigners—as a special target for tourism promotion efforts, especially as they tend to have long port stays and spend a lot of money during their visits to the country.

Barrière bringing Jean Reno to Wakayama

Groupe Barrière is adding some star power to its bid to partner with Wakayama Prefecture on an IR bid by bringing actor Jean Reno to Marina City to serve as their official brand ambassador.

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