Huis Ten Bosch, a contender site for an IR in Nagasaki, posted a loss of Y218 million ($1.9 million) in the fiscal year to March 2021 as Covid slashed visitor numbers.
SJM Holdings' Grand Lisboa Palace on Cotai is going through the final phases of the licensing process, Macau Government Tourism Office Director Maria Helena Senna de Fernandes said.
As the Covid crisis continues to rage across Asia, there appears to be little hope for a full return to international travel any time soon, however once that does become a possibility will the post-pandemic traveller still be seeking the same experiences as before?
Appeals from Vietnam’s casino owners to allow locals to gamble are likely to fall on deaf ears despite plummeting revenue due to the closure of international borders.
Genting Singapore is in a strong position to win a license for an integrated resort in Yokohama, which has the potential to generate gross gambling revenue of about $7 billion a year, Maybank Research said.
Daniel Cheng, a seasoned casino veteran who was formerly leading Hard Rock International’s effort to gain a license in Hokkaido, talks to Asia Gaming Brief about Japan’s creepingly slow progress towards its first IRs.
Bobby Soper, the newly appointed international president at Mohegan Sun, talks to Asia Gaming Brief about the group’s vision for its resort in Incheon, South Korea and aspirations for a license in Nagasaki, Japan. He says the group’s entertainment-focused, non-gaming model will help to cushion Mohegan from the notorious volatility in South Korea’s foreigner-only casino market.
Bloomberry Resorts & Entertainment has pushed back the planned opening of its integrated resort in Quezon city to 2023 due to delays caused by Covid.
Japan's Casino Regulatory Commission has published its draft guidelines for the regulation of its integrated resort industry and has set May 9th as its date for public opinion.
Casino tycoon Bill Weidner is reportedly planning to build a "Marina Bay Sands-style" integrated resort and financial centre in Danang, central Vietnam.