Thursday, June 20, 2019

Japan

Gaming revenues hopes too high: analyst

Japan’s potential gaming revenues may turn out to be far below the expected $25 billion per year, says  Fitch Ratings' senior gaming analyst Alex...

Osaka-based party introduces problem gambling bill

Osaka-based national political party Nippon Ishin no Kai has proposed new legislation dealing with problem gambling, with the hopes the city will be selected...

MGM bolsters its Japan roster

MGM Resorts International says it will be stepping up its efforts in Japan over the next 30 days, according to a report from Reuters. "We...

Hard Rock aims for 60 pct stake in Japan IR

Hard Rock Cafe International is aiming to own up to 60 percent in a Japanese casino resort, and will be looking to partner with...

Melco says no cap on investment

Melco Crown chief Lawrence Ho said his company is willing to do whatever it takes to secure the rights to build an integrated resort...

Integrated resort could cost $10 billion: Adelson

An integrated resort in Japan could cost up to US$10 billion to develop, says Las Vegas Sands chief Sheldon Adelson. Adelson, who has plans for...

JGC names HOGO as official marketing partner

HOGO has been announced as the official marketing partner of the Japan Gaming Congress. Held on May 10 to 12 in Tokyo, the event is...

Ganapati signs major Japanese artist for game release

Slots developer, Ganapati, has reached an agreement to launch a new game around the hit Japanese single ‘Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen’. The single was released by singer-songwriter PIKOTARO,...

Osaka adds to plans for Yumeshima casino project

Osaka’s political and business leaders are forging ahead with plans to develop Yumeshima into a site for an integrated resort and casino by 2024...

Konami reports 229.8 percent rise in profit

Konami Holdings Corporation saw its profits increase 229.8 percent to JPY 20.7 billion (US$183.4 million) for the nine month period ended December 31, 2016,...

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