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2020-09-04
The emergence of Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga as the all-but-certain next prime minister of Japan is good news for Japan’s pro-IR community. However, even with a solid friend in the Kantei, there’s plenty of reason to believe that the government...

2020-08-04
Oshidori said its confident its bid for a license in Nagasaki will be far “more exciting” than any other project and the termination of an accord with France’s Groupe Partouche won’t affect its chances.

2020-08-03
Wynn Resorts is closing its Yokohama office due to the impact of the Covid-19 crisis on the integrated resort business, though says long term it’s still interested in Japan.

2020-07-22
Junket promoter Rich Goldman said the Covid-19 pandemic has delayed the closure of a joint venture agreement that would allow it to provide VIP customers to Bloomberry Resorts’ Solaire Resort & Casino in Manila.

2020-07-03
On Thursday the number of new Covid-19 cases in Tokyo shot up beyond one hundred, deepening concerns that the Japanese nation may be sliding into a second wave, and possibly necessitating an additional period of business closures.

2019-10-25
SkyCity’s convention centre is likely to be delayed by at least another year after a fire, leaving commentators scrambling to assess the financial impact.

2019-09-03
Silver Heritage Group said there would be a delay to filing its interim results as it has decided not to prepare the accounts on an ongoing concern basis due to the sale of its operations in Nepal.

2019-08-04
Hokkaido Governor Naomichi Suzuki is now expected to delay until early 2020 his final decision on whether or not to go forward with an IR bid.

2019-06-05
Despite Osaka’s strong desire to open its Yumeshima IR in 2024, before the World Expo, a new research brief from Global Market Advisors predicts that this timeline will now prove to be too ambitious, and in fact the first Japanese IRs will not able...

2019-05-27
The central government’s delay in firming up the regulatory framework for the IR industry appears to have convinced new Hokkaido Governor Naomichi Suzuki that he might as well shift to a slower lane as well, taking more time to decide his basic policy...

2019-05-22
The Abe government is pulling back from the planned July 1 establishment of the Casino Management Board and the issuance of more specific IR bidding regulations out of concern that Japanese public opinion remains hostile to the legalization of casino...

2018-04-07
Hopes that the IR Implementation Bill will be passed before the June 20 end of the Ordinary Diet Session are quickly fading as the administration of P

2017-03-22
The Baha Mar resort in the Bahamas is scheduled to hold a soft opening on April 21 and its casino floor is stocked with machines, though the IR still

2017-03-19
Authorities suspect foul play in a fire that broke out at the construction site of SJM Holding’s new casino on Cotai, the Grand Lisboa Palace, local

2016-10-06
Tiger Resort, Leisure and Entertainment says it’s on track to open Okada Manila by year end, becoming the third and biggest property to open in Ente

2015-11-23
Playtech has given up its planned £460 million acquisition of online contracts broker Plus500, the company announced. Agreed in June, the acquisition

2015-09-21
Playtech announced that it expects to complete its $105 million takeover of Ava Trade by the end of September or early October, but has encountered re

2015-09-01
The launch of the first casino at Primorye gaming zone, which was set to open on September 1, has been postponed yet again due to "slow construction w

2015-08-27
Summit Ascent Holdings announced that the grand opening of its casino development in Russia has been delayed to late October, with a soft opening sche

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