Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Japan

Osaka governor plans IR operator selection in spring 2020

Once again looking for any means to speed through the process in order to open its anticipated Yumeshima IR before the 2025 World Expo,...

Community support becomes criterion for IR licensing

Closer examination of the IR Basic Plan draft issued on Wednesday finds that the degree of popular support won within the host community will...

Ministry of Tourism publishes IR Basic Plan

The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism has unexpectedly published the long-awaited draft of its IR Basic Plan, giving local governments and operators a clearer idea of Japanese IR regulations.

Hokkaido governor won’t be rushed on IR bid decision

Hokkaido Governor Naomichi Suzuki said Yokohama’s entry into the IR race won't influence his decision on Tomakomai’s potential bid, and he won’t be rushed.
Fumiko Hayashi (file)

Yokohama mayor cites “sense of crisis” for IR development

After two-and-a-half years of repeating that she was a “blank slate” on IR development, Yokohama Mayor Fumiko Hayashi’s now says she feels “a sense of crisis” that the city’s IR bid must go forward. 

Suncity to acquire land plot in Okinawa

Suncity Group has announced the acquisition of a plot of land located in Miyako Island in Okinawa, Japan, with the aim of developing a...

Chorus of opposition rises against Yokohama mayor over IR bid

Yokohama Harbor Transport Association Chairman Yukio Fujiki may be the top leader of the opposition to an IR bid at Yamashita Pier, but a...

Opinion: Parent company instability undermines Caesars Japan

Caesars Entertainment built up one of the strongest ground games among the international operators campaigning for an IR license, but instability at the parent...

Osaka fast-tracks Yumeshima environmental impact assessment

Understanding that a seamless permits process is crucial to hopes of opening an IR before the 2025 World Expo, the Osaka prefectural and city...

Caesars drops out of Japan IR race

Caesars Entertainment Corp has pulled out of the race for a Japanese casino license and will focus instead on its current plans and commitments,...

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Yokohama opts to enter the IR race

The municipal government told reporters on Monday that Yokohama’s long period of indecision had ended and that Mayor Fumiko Hayashi would announce later in the week that her city would seek to host a major urban IR at the 47-hectare Yamashita Pier location.

Mars-X now available across the Asia-Pacific region

Casino players can “Xperience the Difference” through the latest dual-screen gaming sensation from Aristocrat.  The company’s new innovation, MarsX gives operators an entirely new way...

Caesars drops out of Japan IR race

Caesars Entertainment Corp has pulled out of the race for a Japanese casino license and will focus instead on its current plans and commitments,...

LVS secures new loan facility for MBS expansion

Casino operator Las Vegas Sands Corp on Wednesday announced it has secured a new delayed draw term loan facility in aggregate principal amount of...

Asian affiliate acquisitions hot up

The recent moves in the Asian affiliate space, including high-profile acquisitions and talk from some of the larger listed affiliates of entering new markets in Asia, might have observers believing the region is like any other, at least as far as affiliates go.