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2019-10-23
Galaxy Entertainment held a press event in Osaka on Wednesday to make their local pitch, providing competition for MGM Resorts. 

2019-10-16
MGM Resorts’ accord to divest two major assets will raise $4.3 billion in net proceeds and potentially raise funds for a development in Japan.

2019-10-16
Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment has announced the opening of its office in Tomakomai, Hokkaido, where it is one of several international IR operators hoping to build a regional IR.

2019-10-07
For the third year running, MGM Resorts has become a sponsor for the October 12th to 13th Dotombori River Festival, in particular focusing on the Yosakoi dancing events.

2019-09-19
Fitch Ratings has conducted a tour of Japan and offered a “special report” revising some of its previous estimates about the prospects for the Japan IR market, but it also raised a warning flag over the implications of the IR license renewal system.

2019-08-28
Making up for lost time, the Suncity Group has launched its Japanese-language website, complete with a high production value, five-minute movie outlining its concept for an IR at Marina City, Wakayama.

2019-08-27
Suncity Group Executive Director John Au Chung On made clear at a symposium on Monday that his company was planning to make an IR bid in Japan and that Wakayama was a location that they are focusing on.

2019-07-29
The Galaxy Entertainment EuroJapan Cup drew 65,000 soccer fans to watch the friendly match between the English Premier League 2019 Champions, Manchester City, and Japan’s Yokohama F. Marinos, which the English team won 3-1.

2019-06-26
The government’s latest White Paper on Tourism again demonstrates that foreign tourists visiting Japan are increasingly moving beyond the major urban areas of the Kanto, Kansai, and Nagoya regions.

2019-06-26
Tom Reeg, chief executive officer of Eldorado, raised eyebrows among Asia observers by suggesting that the new Caesars Entertainment would be focused on the United States IR market, perhaps exclusively.

2019-06-20
Frederic Winckler, executive vice-president and chief marketing and brand officer of Melco Resorts & Entertainment, tells Asia Gaming Brief in an exclusive interview that his company’s IR bid in Japan is firmly focused on the future.

2019-06-06
Despite Governor Yuriko Koike’s indication in January that she isn’t considering an IR bid for the former Tsukiji Fish Market site, numerous observers believe that such a bid is indeed quietly under consideration, either at Tsukiji or on Odaiba.

2019-06-03
Genting Singapore has announced the promotion of Nanami Kasasaki to chief corporate officer, effective from May 31, a move which may represent the greater priority the firm is putting on gaining an IR license in Japan.

2019-05-30
Despite the delay in central government policy and criticism from some citizen’s groups, Nagasaki Prefecture is pushing ahead with its IR plans, launching the first meeting of an Experts Committee on Wednesday evening.

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...

2019-05-16
Melco Resorts & Entertainment Chairman and CEO Lawrence Ho came ready for action on the first day of the Japan Gaming Congress, announcing that his firm would dramatically raise the global standard of IR industry, and presenting a stunning array of visual...

2019-05-15
In a crowded field of international IR operators hoping to obtain one of the three licenses available in Japan, Caesars Entertainment hopes that one of its key competitive advantages is its commitment to “the highest levels of integrity.”

2019-05-14
Groupe Lucien Barrière staked its claim in Wakayama on Tuesday with three major moves: opening their only Japanese office in that city, bringing their official brand ambassador Jean Reno for a tour, and meeting with Governor Yoshinobu Nisaka.

2019-05-09
Groupe Barrière is adding some star power to its bid to partner with Wakayama Prefecture on an IR bid by bringing actor Jean Reno to Marina City to serve as their official brand ambassador.

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