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Hokkaido White IR fades out

2019-12-05

Hokkaido Governor Naomichi Suzuki's decision to drop out of the Japan IR race represents the collapse of the strongest IR initiative outside of the Kansai and Kanto regions.

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Osaka might rent, not sell, Yumeshima land

2019-10-20

Osaka Mayor Ichiro Matsui is leaning toward a policy that would see the 49 hectares of land utilized for IR development at Yumeshima rented to the operator.

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Yokohama mayor cites “sense of crisis” for IR development

2019-09-03

After two-and-a-half years of repeating that she was a “blank slate” on IR development, Yokohama Mayor Fumiko Hayashi’s now says she feels “a sense of crisis” that the city’s IR bid must go forward. 

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Composition of Wakayama IR Experts Committee clarified

2019-07-22

The Wakayama Prefectural Government has scheduled August 6 as the date for the first meeting of its IR Experts Committee and has revealed the eight members of the panel.

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Caesars partners with Taito for Las Vegas eSports event

2019-07-01

Caesars Entertainment has announced that it is partnering with Taito, Japan’s leading arcade game company, to jointly host an eSports tournament in Las Vegas next month.

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Makinohara mayor claims local support for IR bid

2019-06-18

Makinohara Mayor Kikuo Sugimoto has told his city council that local residents near the Oyori area have offered no objections to the plans to make an IR bid after the concept was explained to them.

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Genting “cautiously optimistic” about Japan IR bid

2019-04-03

Genting Singapore has made a rare statement about its intentions in Japan in its recently issued Annual Report 2018. Executive Chairman Tan Sri Lim

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Osaka Castle appears at the Bellagio

2019-03-17

This year’s Japanese Spring show at the Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Garden features as its centerpiece a ten meter tall replica of Osaka C

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Nagasaki aims for IR opening in 2024

2019-03-11

Nagasaki has joined both Osaka and Wakayama in proposing to open the doors of its IR by the end of 2024 should it be selected for one of the three ava

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Wynn Resorts proposes “world’s largest” IR for Japan

2019-03-06

Wynn Resorts Development Japan President Chris Gordon says that his company was proposing to build the world’s largest IR in a city such as Tokyo, Y

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Nagasaki Marine IR Council established

2019-01-29

The Sasebo Chamber of Commerce and Industry formally launched a new organization called the “Nagasaki Marine IR Council” on Monday, with about thirty members.

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Hokkaido wraps up IR Experts’ Committee

2019-01-22

The Hokkaido IR Experts’ Committee held its fourth and final meeting on Monday, producing no surprises but once again declaring that Tomakomai city

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Osaka wants IR consortium to put up $180m for Yumeshima rail link

2018-11-29

Osaka city is firming up its intention to ask its IR consortium to contribute JPY20 billion yen ($180 million) of the costs of extending rail links to

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Casinos Austria IR bid focuses on music, medical care

2018-11-26

Casinos Austria International Japan (CAIJ) is planning to build its IR bid on the security that comes with choosing a state-run casino operator, and it will be based on the themes of classical music and medical care, according to CAIJ President Akio Hayashi...

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Casinos Austria emerges as Japan IR contender

2018-11-06

Casinos Austria International (CAI) unexpectedly emerged as the 17th international IR operator—and the second Europe-based firm—to clearly enter the contest for one of the three IR licenses to be available in Japan.

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Chiba City Still Investigating IR Bid

2018-11-04

Chiba is a third municipality in the Japanese capital region still actively mulling the possibility of an IR bid. This was revealed by Chiba’s response to the recent central government survey of all 47 prefectures and 20 designated cities, according...

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Genting, five others, claim irregularities in Andorra license bid

2018-08-17

Genting and five other losing bidders for a casino license in Andorra are petitioning the government to review and potentially annul the process due t

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Wynn repercussions remain hard to measure

2018-04-09

The gaming industry fallout sparked by the sexual misconduct charges against Wynn Resorts founder Steve Wynn has been dramatic, but it remains difficu

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