Francis Lui: GEG has participated in eight Japan RFIs

Galaxy Entertainment Group Vice-Chairman Francis Lui released a statement on Thursday revealing that his company had participated in RFIs or RFCs in eight Japanese cities and prefectures, and was preparing a ninth.

“To date, we have responded to eight cities and prefectures for requests for information or requests for concepts including most recently in Osaka, and we are now preparing for Yokohama. And we look forward to continuing with this process to ensure the best possible IR will be developed for Japan,” Lui said.

“We are encouraged to see news this week of the Japanese government’s timeline relating to IR certification applications which will take place in the first half of 2021, signaling the beginning of the formal bidding process for selected sites, which is scheduled to take place in 2020,” he added.

GEG is one of the few IR operators (and perhaps the only one remaining in the race after the withdrawal of Caesars Entertainment) that is pitching for both major urban and regional market locations.