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Japan – Pixel Companyz confirms partnership with Groupe Partouche for Japanese IR casino

The Japan integrated resort (IR) consortium led by PIXEL COMPANYZ has confirmed that Groupe Partouche SA, the world-class French casino operator with over 40 gaming properties, has entered into a formal agreement to participate in the consortium. Pixel Companyz and Groupe Partouche will work together with their consortium partners to plan, develop and operate a…

Brazil – Tourism Minister to present Integrated Resort Casino plan to President

Brazil’s Tourism Minister Marcelo Álvaro Antônio has revealed that discussions with President Jair Bolsonaro on introducing casinos in Brazil were interrupted by the pandemic of COVID-19. His plan is to allow casinos in resorts, mainly in the Northeast Mr. Antônio said: “We do not advocate the legalisation of bingos, slots, what we defend are casinos…

Japan – Japan to publish Basic Policy for IRs by end of July

Whilst the effects of the coronavirus pandemic looks highly likely to delay Japan’s IR implementation period in 2021, the final version of the government’s Basic Policy for IRs will be published by the end of July 2020. Japan-based consultancy Bay City Ventures has released a report detailing the timeline. Its Managing Director Joji Kokuryo said:…

Japan – Yokohama delays IR Implementation Policy for two months

Due to the focus on preventing the spread of COVID-19, the Japanese city of Yokohama city is delaying its Implementation Policy for two months to August 2020. The policy will outline the size of the IR, its concept and its security measures. Yokohama Mayor Fumiko Hayashi said: “As a city, I would like to make…

Japan – Ho pitches cost of building a metropolitan IR in Japan upwards of US$10bn

In an interview with Bloomberg, Lawrence Ho, Melco Resorts & Entertainment Chairman and CEO, has pitched the cost of building a metropolitan IR in Japan at being upwards of US$10bn. Mr. Ho said: “To build the greatest and most amazing IR in the world in Japan needs to be situated in a city where the…

Brazil – Melco meets with Brazilian Minister to discuss IR in Brazil

The Brazilian Minister for Tourism, Marcelo Álvaro António has met with Melco Resorts & Entertainment Group CEO Lawrence Ho Yau Lung and CEO Larry Ng in Macau in order to present the potential of Brazilian tourism. The meeting took place at the Morpheus Hotel part of the City of Dreams resort in Macau. Businessmen are…

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 – Eight regions so far in the race for a Japanese Integrated Resort

Eight localities have so far been confirmed as taking part in the race to operate an Integrated Resort in Japan, according to Tourism Minister Kazuyoshi Akaba. He revealed that Hokkaido, Chiba, Tokyo, Yokohama, Nagoya, Osaka, Wakayama and Nagasaki have all registered their interest for one of the three casino projects being offered. That figure could…

Japan – Wakayama and Nagasaki confirm details behind their IR visions

Two more Japanese prefectures Wakayama and Nagasaki have now confirmed their commitment in bidding for one of the three Japanese casino licences. The IR Promotion Office in Sasebo outlined that Nagasaki prefecture wanted to build an IR at what is Japan’s leading amusement park, Huis Ten Bosch, with the aim of opening in 2024. Sasebo…