Friday, January 18, 2019

Japan

Lawmaker casts doubt on casino bill submission in current session

Lawmaker Natsuo Yamaguchi, the leader of Japan’s New Komeito party, told Bloomberg in an interview that a bill to legalize casinos may not be...

Mitsui Fudosan to team with Fuji Media, Kajima for casino project

Mitsui Fudosan Co, Japan’s biggest property developer, is teaming up with media firm Fuji Media Holdings and builder Kajima Corp. to develop a proposed...

Sega Sammy interim revenue boosted by pachinko business

Sega Sammy said revenue in the six months through September gained  51 percent to 162.2 billion yen ($1.64 billion), boosted by a 31 percent...

Melco ready for push into Japan, Ho Says

Melco Crown Chief Executive Lawrence Ho says the company is fielding enquiries from major companies about partnering on potential projects in Japan, ahead of...

Casino heavyweights eye potential Japan sites, seek local partners

The world’s biggest casino companies, including Las Vegas Sands, MGM Resorts International, Caesars Entertainment, SJM Holdings and Melco Crown have all begun scouting for...

Tokyo court dismisses Okada’s defamation suit against Wynn Resorts

A Tokyo court has dismissed a defamation suit from Japanese billionaire Kazuo Okada that sought $114 million in damages from Wynn Resorts, Steve Wynn...

Jumbo year-end Takarakuji lottery jackpot set at 700 million yen

Japan’s Year-End Jumbo Lottery will pay out a record 700 million yen ($7.1 million) to the first prize winner if that person also purchased...

Softbank buys control of Finnish mobile game maker Supercell for $1.53 billion

SoftBank Corp is buying a 51 percent stake in Finnish mobile game maker Supercell for $1.53 billion. The company makes games such as “Clash...

Japan casino proposals include resorts in regional areas, inspectors

Japanese lawmakers have outlined legislation to legalize casinos that will limit the numbers initially, before gradually increasing the number of projects. It will also...

Japan’s draft gaming plan to shut out Yakuza via suitability checks

Japan’s draft plan to legalise gambling includes establishing an independent gaming regulator modelled on authorities that police casinos in Singapore and Las Vegas and...

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