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Caesars Entertainment

Caesars sails back into headwinds in Japan

Twenty centuries after Julius Caesar prevailed in a second attempt to conquer Britain, Caesars Entertainment is emulating its eponym in trying to enter Japan.
Japan’s IR, Daniel cheng

Politics continue to obscure Japan IR outlook

Like a delinquent child who refuses to follow the rule book, going astray is more the norm than exception for the passage of casino gaming in Japan.

Kishida LDP leadership seen as positive for IR industry

Former Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida has won the leadership contest for Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party, ensuring no political upsets for the country’s nascent...

MGM-Orix consortium confirmed as Osaka IR partner, details released

MGM Resorts on Tuesday confirmed that along with its joint-venture partner Orix, it has been selected by Osaka as the region’s integrated resort partner. 
Okura Holdings permanently shutters two pachinko halls

Okura Holdings revenue down 23.1% on Covid-19 closures

Japanese pachinko operator Okura Holdings saw its revenue decline 23.1 percent year-on-year to JPY5.4 billion in FY21.

Nagasaki IR is seen as producing $2.9b economic spillover effect

An integrated resort in Nagasaki will produce an economic spillover effect of about Y320 billion ($2.9 billion) and create some 30,000 jobs in the...
kazuo okada

Kazuo Okada lawsuit appeal dismissed by Supreme Court

Kazuo Okada had his final appeal against a lawsuit dismissed by the Supreme Court as of last week, according to a filing from Universal Entertainment Corp. 
Japan Olympic Games, Basketball

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Basketball surged in popularity in terms of Olympics sports betting preferences at Tokyo 2020, though sports book operators said the games were not a major driver of volumes. 
Tsukasa Akimoto

Japan’s Akimoto gets four-year sentence for gambling bribes

Japanese lawmaker, Tsukasa Akimoto, has been handed a four-year jail sentence for accepting bribes from a Chinese company seeking a casino license in Japan.
Asia Gaming Briefings - September edition 2021

Asia Gaming Briefings – September 2021 Edition

With major sporting events set to resume their Autumn schedules and fresh off the back of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, our focus section in this September edition of Asia Gaming Briefings is on the sports betting world.