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Kyushu Governors’ Association unites behind Sasebo’s IR bid

Sasebo’s campaign to build an IR at the Huis Ten Bosch theme park has been given a major boost by the Kyushu Governors’ Association, which has decided to offer proactive support and to dismiss the recent rival candidacy of Kitakyushu city.

Super Nintendo World gains a clearer IR link

The announcement that Genting’s Resorts World Sentosa expansion will include the creation of a Super Nintendo World brings into focus the fact that this...

New openings drive Genting gaming volume: RHB

The rollout of new facilities at Resorts World Genting has helped to boost gaming volumes in Q1 and the operator is well placed to...

Huis Ten Bosch investment deal with Fosun Group falls through

Major travel agency H.I.S. has announced that its anticipated investment deal with the Fosun Group of China regarding the Huis Ten Bosch theme park in Sasebo, revealed last December, has fallen through.

Landing to open expanded Jeju Shinhwa casino Feb. 25

Hong Kong-listed property developer Landing International said it has received permission to relocate its casino on Jeju Island in South Korea to its new...

Can theme parks drive non-gaming?

Asia’s ever-growing number of IRs are seeking to add non-gaming attractions to diversify their tourism base and provide a unique draw, but the jury is out as to whether combining casinos with theme parks can provide a winning combination.

NagaCorp envisages Naga 3 with more non gaming

NagaCorp, which operates the NagaWorld casino in Cambodia, envisages adding a third phase to its resort with more non-gaming attractions as tourism to the...

For the thrill of it: Does Macau have a role in China’s theme-park craze?

With the construction of a theme park on the cards for Galaxy Macau, could this form of family friendly entertainment prove crucial in enticing mass-market tourists in their droves? A natural byproduct of China’s burgeoning middle class has been more discretionary money to spend. Research from the Boston Consulting Group predicts that China’s consumer economy will expand by about half, to $6.5 trillion, by 2020 with services overtaking goods as the chief engine for spending. The booming theme-park market is likely to be a key beneficiary, but could it drive traffic to Macau?

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