A fourth railway company has proposed linking its trains to the anticipated Yumeshima Station. Kintetsu Railway floated a scheme over the weekend to create an express train service between Yumeshima, the future home of Osaka’s IR, and Nara, one of the ancient capital cities of Japan and a major tourist destination.
Last Thursday the election period began in the Aichi gubernatorial election, which has implications for both IR proposals in the prefecture. However, there is little reason to believe that incumbent Governor Hideaki Omura will not win in a landslide.
Operating below the media radar, there are indications that an IR bid may soon emerge from Makinohara city in Shizuoka Prefecture, a coastal community with a population of just over 44,000 people.
Foreign tourists visiting Japan spent a record 4.5 trillion yen (about US$41.5 billion) during the course of 2018, according to a preliminary estimate by the Japan Tourism Agency.
The Macau government is still currently analyzing a technical report which would help determine their approach to the refreshment of Macau’s gaming concessions.
Plans for the post-Olympics development of the former site of the Tsukiji Fish Market are sounding increasingly like an IR, though whether or not a casino would be part of the plan remains to be seen.
The Grand Final of the Japan Open Poker Tour’s 15th Season concluded on Monday at Bagus Place in Ginza, Tokyo.
HOGO has announced a partnership with Asia Gaming Brief and the Wakayama Chamber of Commerce for the purpose of launching the Wakayama Integrated Resort Business-Connect Seminar on February 19, 2019.
The third edition of ASEAN Gaming Summit is set to impress once again, drawing over 300 operators, suppliers, and regulators from Asia’s online and land-based gaming industries.