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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.
Melco Resorts, Yokohama, Japan

Will politics upset the IR apple cart again?

Like a delinquent child who refuses to follow the rule book, going astray is the norm for casino gaming in Japan, especially when it comes to politics.

Genting “surprised and disappointed” by Yokohama IR decision

Genting Singapore said it was "surprised and disappointed" with the city of Yokohama decision to pull out of a bid to host an integrated resort.
Japan Olympic Games, Basketball

Basketball‌ ‌scores‌ ‌in‌ ‌Olympics‌ ‌betting‌ ‌preferences‌

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. 
Japan, IR, yokohama, mayoral race

Politics cast clouds over Japan IR aspirations

Japan efforts to establish an IR industry face rising uncertainty as politics derail one candidate city and another’s selection procedures are called into question.
Japan, olympics, sports betting

Sporting bets on Olympics, Japan and esports

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

Covid/Olympic costs may speed Japan sports betting regulation

Japan’s government may move to expand legalized sports betting sooner than expected as it seeks to rebuild its Covid-ravaged economy and recoup costs from hosting the Olympic games, industry figures say.
PUBG tops India's esports ladder

Asia slowly readies itself for legal esports betting

Asia’s legalized esports betting scene is still lightyears away from the likes of Europe and the U.S., though there is an acknowledgment that groundwork is being laid for its future growth. 

Nagasaki signs master agreement with Casinos Austria

Japan's Nagasaki prefecture has signed a master agreement for an IR with Casinos Austria, which it says will revitalize the local economy.
Yokohama, mayoral race

Yokohama IR hopes dashed as anti-casino candidate elected as mayor

Hardline anti-IR candidate Takeharu Yamanaka has won the Yokohama mayoral race, dealing a blow to the city's casino hopes and for Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga.