Goa Casinos Lacking Regulatory Oversight

While Goa’s local economy has benefited from the rise of Indian middle class tourists thanks to its casino industry, regulatory oversight is needed to counteract the potential ill-effects of casino gambling, says a sociology professor from South Goa.

Chorus of Opposition Rises Against Yokohama Mayor Over IR Bid

Yokohama Harbor Transport Association Chairman Yukio Fujiki may be the top leader of opposition to an IR bid at Yamashita Pier, but a chorus of other voices arose last week, making clear that he is far from alone, and that Mayor Fumiko Hayashi will be facing heavy dissent over her unpopular decision.

Kintetsu Eyes Express Train Service between Yumeshima and Nara

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.

Hard Rock Conducts US Study Tour for University Students

Hard Rock Japan announced that it had conducted last month a study tour for a group of students to the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino near Miami, Florida.

Suncity Forms Japan Consortium, Eyes Local Gaming in Vietnam

Suncity Group, Macau’s leading junket operator, has formed a consortium in Japan to study a potential license bid there, executive director Andrew Ho said in an interview.

Konami’s Casino Management System Selected by Two More US Casinos

Konami Gaming has announced that two more US casinos have selected its Synkros casino management system, following a similar announcement earlier this month.

Rush Street Japan Unveils Hokkaido Architectural Team

Rush Street Japan has unveiled its architectural team which it hopes will one day soon be designing and building an IR in Tomakomai, Hokkaido.

Wynn Macau Mulls More Non-Gaming

Wynn Macau is considering adding more non-gaming facilities for the second phase of development at its Wynn Palace Cotai resort, Chairman Allan Zeman told reporters at G2E Asia.

Sasebo Mayor Cruises to Easy Reelection Win

Sasebo Mayor Norio Tomonaga cruised to an easy electoral win over his single opponent, gathering 78.2% of the vote, and thus ensuring continuity in the city’s plan to make an IR bid at the Huis Ten Bosch theme park.

Chinese Interest in Mariana Islands a Threat to US Security

A ramp up of Chinese interest in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands has caused concern amongst US security officials who see the island as a “strategic asset” for the US military.

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Judicial Scriveners’ Association Calls for Scrapping IR Bill

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Opposition Makes Last Ditch Appeal against IR Bill

Five House of Representatives lawmakers from five separate opposition parties held a press conference within the Diet Building on June 12 in a last ditch attempt to prevent the passage of the IR Implementation Bill through the Lower House.