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Japan – Osaka pinpoints investment and footprint for future IR

Politicians in Japan’s Osaka prefecture have laid out some of the parameters for casino operators hoping to win a casino licence to operate there, confirming that the minimum investment will be $8.5bn for a MICE-based casino covering more than 100,000 square meters. The project will be based on Yumeshima island which is also hosting the…

Japan – Casinos Austria International joins Japanese race

Casinos Austria International (CAI) has put itself forward as a participant in the race for one of the three initial Japanese casino licences becoming the 17th international casino group to join the race and the second European operator. It said it wanted to include a ‘medical mall’ in its plans for an Integrated Resort. The…

Japan – Eleven operators vying for casino on Osaka’s Dream Island

Eleven international casino operators are believed to be interested in developing an Integrated Resort on a man-made site called Yumeshima or Dream island in the Japanese city of Osaka. Prefectural records show that executives from 11 casino companies have met Governor Matsui for courtesy calls 25 times between 2012 and May 2018. There have been…

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…