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Fredric Gushin, managing director of Spectrum Gaming Group, talks with Asia Gaming Brief managing editor Sharon Singleton about the snail's pace of the regulatory process in Japan. He says the framework that has been put in place isn't ideal and some changes are needed to ensure an adequate return on the multi-billion dollar investments that are planned.
Wakayama’s IR bid appears to be on the ropes as the Suncity Group has withdrawn from the RFP process. This leaves the Wakayama RFP—which has been delayed for what until now had been unclear reasons—with only one remaining applicant.
While IR initiatives in the rest of Japan stumble from crisis to crisis, the Nagasaki Prefectural Government continues to gather regional support and to launch new initiatives preparing the ground for IR development.
Wakayama’s IR bid appears to be on the ropes as the Suncity Group has withdrawn from the RFP process.
The Japanese public’s image of IR development is sure to suffer as details emerge of the alleged bribery of former Senior Vice-Minister of the Cabinet Office Tsukasa Akimoto.
Efforts to authorize integrated resorts in Japan will continue, even as Japan is dealing with a change of government and a global pandemic.
The Nishinippon Shinbun, the leading regional newspaper of the Japanese island of Kyushu, editorialized on Monday against the IR development plan in Nagasaki that is supported by the region’s governors.
The Wakayama Prefectural Government announced on Monday that it is delaying its schedule for selection of an operator partner from the autumn of 2020...
Galaxy Entertainment has announced a new three-week program which will bring students from Toyo University, Kyoto Sangyo University, Fukuoka University, and Okura Nikko Hotel Management to Macau for training about the IR industry.