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Sega Sammy Holdings has released its financial results for the April-December 2020 nine month period, showing a 51.8 percent fall in operating income on a year-on-year basis.
The Nagasaki Prefectural Government has confirmed that five consortiums are in the race to become their partners in a licensing bid. The five have been named as Casinos Austria Japan, Current Group, Niki Chau Fwu (Parkview), One Kyushu (TTL Resorts), and the Oshidori consortium.
The municipal government of Yokohama has announced that one IR operator has already passed its qualification screening, though the name of the company was not disclosed.
The government of Osaka has decided to reopen its IR bidding process to allow the possibility of challengers to the MGM-Orix consortium which has hitherto been the only accepted applicant for the Yumeshima site.
Universal Entertainment said it's considering a listing on either the New York Stock Exchange, or Nasdaq, for the holding company of its Philippines integrated resort business, which operates Okada Manila.
The Osaka government has given up on specifying in its official documents when the prospective Yumeshima IR would actually have its full opening. The target date has had to be revised backward several times, and at this point the authorities feel that it is better not to be specific.
As part of its campaign to form a partnership with the prefectural government for IR development, Oshidori holdings has formed an official partnership agreement with V-Varen Nagasaki, a Japanese J2 League football club.
Okura Holdings said it expects to have returned to a profit in the second half of 2020 of no more than Y40 million ($379,328) due to the resumption of traffic at its pachinko parlours. This is down some 88 percent to pre-Covid levels.
Konami Holdings has reported a steep decline in its gaming segment revenue in the April-December 2020 period to JPY11.75 billion (US$112 million), down 48.8 percent on a year-on-year basis.