Sunday, June 26, 2022


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IR market projections may be too rosy


While many industry analysts continue to assume that either Tokyo or Yokohama will pursue an IR bid, the political realities of Japanese local communi

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Hokkaido governor emerges as supporter of IR


Hokkaido Governor Harumi Takahashi emerged this week as a strong advocate of hosting an IR, encouraging the central government to grant four or five l

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AGTech wins bid to promote scratch sports lottery


Lottery service provider AGTech announced on Monday it has won the bid to market and promote instant scratch sports lottery in the country from the PR

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Bloomberry submits bid to purchase Solaire land plots


Bloomberry Resorts Corporation has submitted a bid to purchase 16 hectares of land where Solaire Resort & Casino and its expansion area is located. In

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Position on Tokoname IR bid expected in March


Hideaki Omura, the governor of Aichi Prefecture, is now expected to clarify his position by the end of March on whether or not to support an IR bid fo

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Osaka could scoop 2025 World Expo after Paris exit


French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe is understood to have withdrawn Paris’s candidacy to host the 2025 World Expo, according to a report from Fre

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Caesars unleashes US alliance heavyweights


Caesars Entertainment has made a powerful move in its campaign to win an IR license by establishing a three-person “Japan Advisory Committee” fill

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Osaka launches bidding process for IR advisor


On Tuesday afternoon, the Osaka city government published a recruitment announcement for a company that would be employed to offer advice on the proce

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MGM partners with Osaka on 2025 World Expo


MGM Resorts Japan has become an Official Partner with the Osaka government in its bid to host the 2025 World Expo at Yumeshima, the same location that

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Clairvest opens office in Nagasaki


The Clairvest Group of Canada has become the first international operator to open an office in Nagasaki, anticipating the establishment of an IR at th

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Japanese ski resort enters race for IR license


Japanese tourism company Kamori Kanko and developer Niseko Alpine Developments has announced a partnership to redevelop its flagship property in Hokka

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Caesars submits “wellness-centered” IR proposal to Osaka


In an interview with a Japanese newspaper, Jan Jones Blackhurst, executive vice-president of public policy and corporate responsibility at Caesars Ent

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Yokohama IR bid stuck in neutral


Since her impressive victory a month ago in a hard-fought reelection effort, eyes have been focused on Yokohama Mayor Fumiko Hayashi, trying to foreca

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Caesars keen on entering Japanese market


Caesars Entertainment, which has been looking to expand in Asia, says it is considering bids in the major Japanese markets as well as opportunities in

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LVS and MGM positioned to win IR bid: Morningstar


Las Vegas Sands and MGM Resorts are among the two operators most likely to receive the urban IR concessions in Osaka and Yokohama, notes Morningstar a

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Queensland seeks bidder for third casino license


Queensland is seeking expressions of interest for a third casino in the state after plans for an A$8.1 billion ($6.2 billion) dollar investment from t

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Tabcorp protecting its broadcasting rights


Australian wagering giant Tabcorp is aggressively protecting its horse racing broadcast rights in Australia and New Zealand, the Australian Financial

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Imperial Pacific steps closer to securing land lease


Saipan casino operator, Imperial Pacific International is another step closer to securing a land lease which will include the land hosting the Mariana

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ASF Group submits plans for apartment tower in Gold Coast, near proposed casino


Australian-listed ASF Group, has submitted its plans for a 66-storey golden apartment tower, located just minutes away from its proposed casino resort

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