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The Osaka Yumeshima IR loses its inevitability

A year ago there were many things uncertain about IR development in Japan, but if there was one thing you could depend upon—one prediction that could be made with near total confidence—it was that the man-made island of Yumeshima in Osaka Bay was destined to become host to one of the biggest and grandest IRs in the world. 

MGM not committed to Osaka IR investment

In an earnings conference call held at the end of last week, MGM President and CEO Bill Hornbuckle revealed that his firm was not...

Osaka railways reconsidering Yumeshima development plans

Uncertainty over further schedule delays and concerns about a reduced scale for IR development on Yumeshima is causing local railways to consider scaling back...

Osaka leaders give up on firm timeline for operator selection

Osaka Mayor Ichiro Matsui and Governor Hirofumi Yoshimura have indicated that, due to impact of the coronavirus, it is currently not possible to set...

Matsui admits Osaka IR may not open until 2028

Osaka Mayor Ichiro Matsui announced at a Thursday press conference that an extra six months would be necessary for IR operators to submit all...

Osaka accepts IR delay and gives up on pre-World Expo opening

Osaka has thrown in the towel on the prefectural government’s long-cherished cherished prospect of opening its Yumeshima IR before the 2025 World Expo. Osaka Mayor...

MGM only accepted bidder for Osaka IR

The Osaka Prefectural Government released a press statement on Friday regarding the screening of candidates for the Osaka Yumeshima IR. Only one candidate made...

MGM invites twenty Japanese firms to join Osaka consortium

MGM Japan has invited about twenty local companies to join the Osaka IR consortium that it jointly leads with the Orix Corporation, according to...

Keihan Holdings wants to invest in Yumeshima IR

Keihan Holdings President Masahiro Ishimaru has revealed that his firm would be interested in participating as an investor in the Yumeshima IR, though on a modest scale.
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Yumeshima IR candidacy is Osaka government’s to lose

It was considered a foregone conclusion in gaming circles that Osaka will be a venue for one of the first three integrated resorts in Japan, though the entry of Yokohama into the race and shifting political sands highlight the fact that nothing should be taken for granted. 

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