Makinohara Drops Out of IR Race

Makinohara city’s seven-month campaign to make an IR bid has come to an abrupt end after finding that the Shizuoka prefectural government, whose support is a necessary condition to move forward, has taken an uncooperative stance towards the city’s proposal.

Anti-Casino Group Holds Rally in Wakayama

A group called the “Kainan Association Against the Wakayama Casino” held a study meeting on the 10th at the Kainan Sports Center, not far from the IR candidate site at Marina City.

Cashless Gambling a Way of the Future

Cashless gaming is seen as the next significant technology trend to hit the gaming floors, but experts believe there will still be work needed to ensure that regulators and other industry stakeholders can get on board.

Konami’s Casino Management System Selected by Northern Michigan Indians

Konami Gaming has announced that its Synkros casino management system has been selected by Grand Traverse Resort & Casinos, owned and operated by the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians in Northern Michigan.

Las Vegas Sands Sponsors Rock Music Festival in Osaka

Las Vegas Sands has announced that it has become a top-tier sponsor for the Summer Sonic 2019 rock music festival to be held at Osaka’s Maishima Sonic Park for three days from August 16.

Galaxy Brings Japanese Students to Macau for IR Education

Galaxy Entertainment has announced a new three-week program which will bring students from Toyo University, Kyoto Sangyo University, Fukuoka University, and Okura Nikko Hotel Management to Macau for training about the IR industry.

Galaxy Earnings Flat But Tops Forecasts for April-June 2019 Period

Galaxy Entertainment posted flat adjusted EBITDA for the April-June 2019 period, as well as lower revenue, but the results nevertheless topped analysts’ forecasts, helped by higher hold.

Okada Manila Opens New Rooms as July Revenue Jumps

Universal Entertainment said Okada Manila is opening more hotel rooms to accommodate visitors as its July revenue spiked 48% from the prior year.