SMBC to Launch Yumeshima Development Team

The Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) has revealed that it will be launching a special “Osaka-Kansai Project Team” to focus on the development of the prospective IR and 2025 World Expo at Yumeshima, as well as some other projects in the region.

Kazuo Okada US$1 Billion Appeal Against Wynn Macau Dismissed

A Macau appeals court has upheld a ruling that sees Wynn Macau acquitted of a US$1 billion compensation claim made by Japanese gaming mogul Kazuo Okada.

JRA Suspends 156 Racehorses Over Banned Drug

The Japan Racing Association (JRA) announced this weekend that 156 of its racehorses were excluded from their scheduled races after it was found that they may have been fed a performance-enhancing drug.

Okada Manila VIP Revenue Falls 37.7% in May

Philippines IR Okada Manila saw gross gaming revenue fall 6.7% year-on-year in May, due mainly to a sharp fall in VIP table game revenue.

Mohegan Appoints Regional President for Canada and Korea

US tribal casino operator Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment (MGE) has announced the appointment of Christian Block as regional president for its properties in Canada and Korea.

Konami Gaming Slots Enter the Caribbean Region

Konami Gaming has announced that its new Opus slot cabinet will be featured at a casino in the Caribbean Sea region for the first time.

Chiba Mayor Plays Down IR Plans

Mayor Toshihito Kumagai continues to signal that he is taking a passive stance on making an IR bid near Makuhari Messe on behalf of an interested consortium of local businesses.

JCM Global Promotes Members of Sales Team

JCM Global, an Osaka-based firm which supplies cash transaction technologies to the gaming industry, has announced three promotions among its sales executives in North America since the month of June began.

 

Korea Gaming Congress

Incheon city will be the venue for the first Korea Gaming Congress, scheduled to be held July 17 and 18.