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.
Several casinos are reportedly testing facial recognition systems inside their premises, according to Macau’s gaming regulator.
Cambodia’s growing casino and tourism industry could pose a challenge to Genting’s Malaysia operations, according to a note from JP Morgan analysts.
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 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.
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.