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Japan – Sega Sammy sets its sights on majority ownership in Tokyo IR

Sega Sammy has highlighted Tokyo as the group’s preferred location for an Integrated (casino) Resort in Japan but has said it will also keep a close eye on developments in Osaka. The company’s Chairman and Group CEO Hajime Satomi said it would want to own a majority share in any consortium it was part of….

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 – Chiba, the home of Tokyo’s Disneyland, joins push for casinos

Support from local business leaders and the community has pushed Chiba, the Japanese prefecture that is home to Tokyo’s Disneyland, into the reckoning for an Integrated Resort casino. Chiba, which also boats Japan’s largest airport Narita, is already a hotbed for conventions and exhibitions. The leaders of several local companies have formed a coalition to…

China – MGM presents plans for resorts in Tokyo, Yokohama and Osaka

MGM Resorts CEO James Murren gave some pointers on the operator’s objectives in Japan at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2017 Japan Conference. He predicted that MGM Japan, an integrated casino resort which would demand an investment of $10bn, would open sometime in 2025. Mr. Murren said MGM wanted to be part of a…

Japan – Wynn targets three Japanese cities

Wynn Resorts has targeted three Japanese cities: Tokyo, Osaka and Yokohama where it wants to build an integrated casino resort. Speaking to Nikkei Asian Review Wynn Chairman and CEO Steve Wynn, said: “To do what we do, we have to make very big investments. All of these factors together mean that the only place we…

Japan – Tokyo Governor remains sceptical over benefits of gaming

Seeing casinos introduced into the capital is not a priority for Tokyo Governor Yoichi Masuzoe who has called for more debate on issues such as money laundering. “This is not at the top of my agenda. I don’t believe that you must have casinos to improve the economy,” he said. “There hasn’t been enough debate,…

Japan – Osaka keen to usher in casino proposals

The Japanese city of Osaka is looking to steal a lead on its likely, rival casino city of Tokyo by naming an official site for any future development and inviting operators from across the globe to design their blueprints. The favoured site for the development is on reclaimed land in Osaka Bay in an area…

Japan – Tokyo Governor pushes for waterfront casino

Following a spate of raids on illegal casinos, Tokyo Governor Naoki Inose has announced he wants to start the process to open a waterfront casino in Japan’s capital, saying he expects casino gaming to be legalised soon. Speaking at the metropolitan assembly session, he said: “I expect the Diet to revise the law as soon…