The Osaka Yumeshima IR Loses Its Inevitability

A year ago there were many things uncertain about IR development in Japan, but if there was one thing...

Adelson Rips Japan’s “Negative Regulations”

Las Vegas Sands Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Sheldon Adelson chose his words carefully back in May when he...

Japanese Online Gambling Leader Detained in Taiwan

Ganapati is arguably the most prominent firm in the online gambling industry that brings a touch of Japanese culture to the Japanese market. The firm’s founder, Hayato Kinoshita, was detained by police last week in Taiwan on gambling-related charges and reportedly faces up to three years in prison if he is prosecuted and convicted.

Preview: Ganapati CEO Refutes Media Reports

Ganapati CEO Juliet Adelstein has issued a letter to Asia Gaming Brief refuting various media reports regarding her online gambling company, which is well known for using Japanese motifs in its online products.

Governor Koike Accused of Deceiving Public on Tokyo IR Development Plans

In the summer of 2017, Fumiko Hayashi won reelection as mayor of Yokohama claiming to be a “blank slate”...

The Partial Retirement of the “Don of Yokohama”

The “Don of Yokohama” has made a big move, but it may take some weeks or months to determine...

Recall Campaign Against Yokohama Mayor Could Be Formidable

All of the candidate locations seeking IR development are facing local citizen protests of one sort or another, but the one that really deserves attention is the recall campaign against Yokohama Mayor Fumiko Hayashi.

Nagasaki Gains a Step on Wakayama

In recent weeks, Nagasaki may have gained a step on Wakayama, which is likely its main rival to secure an IR license.

ASEAN Gaming Summit

 The ASEAN Gaming Summit returns on 22-23 September 2020 at the Shangri-La BGC in Manila, the Philippines for its high-anticipated fourth edition. Following popular demand, the three-day...