Yokohama Chamber of Commerce Presses Mayor to Launch IR Bid

The Yokohama Chamber of Commerce & Industry has publicly urged Mayor Fumiko Hayashi to come off the fence and to quickly make a decision in favor of launching an IR bid.

Macau Casinos Begin Testing Facial Recognition Systems

Several casinos are reportedly testing facial recognition systems inside their premises, according to Macau’s gaming regulator.

Cambodia Casino Growth Could Threaten Genting Malaysia

Cambodia’s growing casino and tourism industry could pose a challenge to Genting’s Malaysia operations, according to a note from JP Morgan analysts.

Foxwoods Selects New Leader

More than a year after the sudden death of Felix Rappaport, Foxwoods Resort Casino has a new president and chief executive officer—John J. James.

New Chitose Airport Takeoff and Landing Slots Boosted by 20%

Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Keiichi Ishii has announced that the number of takeoff and landing slots at Hokkaido’s New Chitose Airport will be increased by 20%, effective next spring.

Aruze Promotes Martha Schuessler to Vice-President of Global Finance

Aruze Gaming America has announced the promotion of Martha Schuessler to the post of vice-president of global finance, surpassing her previous role in which she was focused on the Western hemisphere.

Galaxy Entertainment Sponsors Junior Soccer Cup

Expanding its outreach to Japanese society through sports, Galaxy Entertainment announced that they will host the “Galaxy Entertainment Junior Soccer Cup.”

Cruise Ships Not Necessarily Bonanza for Local Communities

Many of the IR plans include the notion of boosting cruise ship traffic to Japan as an important pillar of the business plan, but the recent experience of Nagasaki city may provide a warning that having more cruise ships in the port is not itself sufficient to benefit the local community.

 

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