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