Crown Under Fire Again over Fresh Tampering Allegations

Crown Resorts’ pokies tampering scandal has been brought back into the spotlight this week after a whistleblower came forward with fresh allegations against the operator, local media reports.

Sands, Melco, Galaxy to Benefit Most from Rise of Premium Market

Macau gaming operators Sands, Melco, and Galaxy are best placed to capitalize on the rise of the Chinese premium market, according to Bernstein Research.

Taxing the Casino Winners

Debate in the Diet over the IR Implementation Bill revealed that the Japanese government likely intends to tax any players who come out ahead in their casino gambling, though the matter is still being debated among the bureaucrats.

Shiokawa Blasts American Influence over IR Legislation

Tetsuya Shiokawa, a seven-term House of Representatives lawmaker of the Japan Communist Party, has been arguing repeatedly that the Japanese government has changed the shape of the IR Implementation Bill to suit the preferences of powerful American businessmen—and he’s not pleased about it.

Venetian Macao Wins Top Eco Award

Sands China’s Venetian property has been given a Green Hotel Platinum Award, the first and only in Macau to receive the top designation.

Ibaraki Governor Open to Future IR Bid

In his July 5 regular press conference, when asked about a possible IR bid, new Ibaraki Governor Kazuhiko Oigawa indicated that he was open to the idea as a future possibility for his prefecture.

Cafe de Paris Opens in Galaxy Macau

Galaxy Entertainment is building on its relationship with Monaco casino company Societe des Bains de Mer to bring a French bistro brand to its Galaxy Macau resort, building on Macau’s culinary repertoire.

IR Operators Pitch to Tomakomai Business Leaders

Several international IR operators have been meeting with members of the Tomakomai Chamber of Commerce & Industry to discuss their bids to partner with this northern Japanese city.

Aichi Governor Launches Reelection Bid as Tokoname RFI Process Closes

Aichi Governor Hideaki Omura announced his bid for a third term on Thursday, declaring, “I would like to have responsibility for taking the lead in Japan’s future and furthering the development of Aichi.”

Barrière Setting Up Its Japan Branch

Within the next month or so, Groupe Barrière will legally establish its Japanese branch as a concrete step toward bidding for an IR license.

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Casino Management Board Comes into Focus

The structure of the Casino Management Board to be established under the IR Implementation Bill is coming into focus, as the government is revealing to lawmakers its basic plans.

Wakayama Governor Goes Full Speed Ahead on IR Bid

Despite formidable obstacles, Wakayama Governor Yoshinobu Nisaka is undeterred in his pursuit of an IR at the Marina City location.

Sands, Melco, Galaxy to Benefit Most from Rise of Premium Market

Macau gaming operators Sands, Melco, and Galaxy are best placed to capitalize on the rise of the Chinese premium market, according to Bernstein Research.

Philippine Prosecutors Clear Kazuo Okada

Philippine prosecutors in Parañaque and Makati cities have dropped all charges filed against Japanese gaming billionaire Kazuo Okada.

Suncity Extends Deadline for Vietnam IR Stake Purchase

Macau junket operator Suncity Group has again extended the deadline for the purchase of a 34% stake in a casino project in Vietnam until July 31.