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    Caesars Entertainment has made a powerful move in its campaign to win an IR license by establishing a three-person “Japan Advisory Committee” filled with heavyweights of the US-Japan alliance. They are former US Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, former US Trade Representative Charlene Barshefsky, and Kara Bue of Armitage International. According to the Japanese-language press […]

    Caesars appoints head of Japan development

    Caesars Entertainment has appointed Yusuke Watanabe as its inaugural vice president of Asia development and head of Japan business development, signaling their determination to pursue IR partnership opportunities while the nation still debates the overall legal framework. Watanabe has an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Most of his career has […]

    Caesars keen on entering Japanese market

    Caesars Entertainment, which has been looking to expand in Asia, says it is considering bids in the major Japanese markets as well as opportunities in smaller regions. “Caesars is committed to pursuing this market aggressively. We think there will be opportunities for very successful integrated resorts.” said Steven Tight, the President of International Development for […]

    QLD government axes ASF’s Spit casino proposal

    The Queensland Government has rejected the ASF Consortium-proposed integrated resort development at the Southport Spit, local media reports. Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said The Spit region of the northern Gold Coast was “unique” and wanted it preserved as parkland for future generations, according to a report from The Australian. “There is a bright future here […]

    Caesars in talks with ASF Group over Spit casino

    US-based casino operator Caesars Entertainment is reportedly in talks with the ASF Consortium in regards to its mega resort in the Gold Coast, local media reports. Last week, the Gold Coast Bulletin reported that Caesar’s president of international development had met with Gold Coast Tourism chairman Paul Donovan, and the company was currently conducting an […]

    Caesars scouts Gold Coast IR opportunity

    US-based casino operator, Caesars Entertainment is reportedly eyeing up the Gold Coast for its first venture in Australia. According to reports from the Gold Coast Bulletin, Caesar’s president of international development Steven Tight took a trip to the Gold Coast last month, meeting with Gold Coast Tourism chairman Paul Donovan. Speaking to Gold Coast Bulletin, […]