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Japan – Mohegan Gaming evaluating Japanese options after Hokkaido exit

Having recently opened an office in in the city of Tomakomai in the Hokkaido prefecture, Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment has been hit more than most following Governor Naomichi Suzuki decision to pull Hokkaido from the race for a Japanese IR. In a statement, Mohegan CEO Mario Kontomerkos said: “We are evaluating our options regarding Hokkaido….

Japan – Hokkaido pulls out of Japanese casino race

Hokkaido, the northernmost of Japan’s main islands, has ditched its bid for an integrated resort (IR) with Governor Naomichi Suzuki citing environmental concerns with an environmental assessment likely to take up to three years. Governor Suzuki said: “As a result of careful consideration, I had reached the conclusion that I would like to give an…

Japan – Rush Street names two architects for Hokkaido resort

Rush Street Japan has signed up two architecture and design firms to develop its blueprint for an integrated resort development in Hokkaido Japan, the most northern of Japan’s main islands. Architecture firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) and landscape architecture and design firm Takano Landscape Planning (TLP) will lead the research and conceptual development for…

Japan – Mohegans look to tap into Tomakomai’s indigenous link

Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment has said it will spend $3.5bn to $4.5bn on a casino in a forest in Tomakomai, Hokkaido, from where guests would be able to enjoy horse riding, cross-country skiing and farming. The Mohegan tribe feels it holds a lot in common with the local Ainu people in the region as in…

Japan – Hard Rock Japan launches its concept for casino in Tomakomai

Hard Rock International has revealed a full-scale model of Hard Rock Japan’s World-Class Entertainment Resort concept during Hokkaido’s Integrated Resort Showcase on January 9. Key elements of the design include monorail access from Chitose International Airport, Hard Rock’s signature guitar-shaped hotel, a Four Seasons Resort, a Hard Rock Live venue, multipurpose Broadway-style theaters, a state-of-the-art…

Japan – Hokkaido’s Rusutsu Village confirms it wants a Japanese casino licence

Japanese tourism company Kamori Kanko, once the biggest operator of ski resorts in the US, has confirmed it wants to bring a casino to its ambitious vision for a regional integrated resort in Hokkaido’s Rusutsu Village, located in the Shiribeshi sub-prefecture in Hokkaido. The first phase of development is valued at circa US$200m and includes…

Japan – Rush Street opens Japanese office and pinpoints plans for Hokkaido

US casino operator Rush Street gaming has set up its Japanese subsidiary Rush Street Japan and opened an office in the port town of Tomakomai as it looks to win a casino licence in Hokkaido. Hokkaido is the most northern of Japan’s main islands, and is famed for its volcanoes, natural hot springs and ski…

Japan – Caesars publishes five blueprints for Japan

Caesars Entertainment has published its blueprints for five Integrated Resorts in Japan in Hokkaido, Yokohama, Tokyo, Osaka and Okinawa. In Yokohama, it wants to build an IR called The Yokohama Art & Culture Park and Entertainment Resort on Yamashita Pier, resembling a wave to reflect its coastal location on the Pacific. Architecturally, it is inspired…

Japan – IR plans continue to surface as Japan’s 2018 Diet session kicks off

In the week the 2018 regular Diet session got back underway in Japan, two more blueprints for future Japanese Integrated Resort casinos have emerged. The Wakayama prefectural in the Kansai region, on Honshū island, pictured, wants to develop an IR at Wakayama Marina City, an artificial resort island developed more than 20 years ago. The…