Understanding that a seamless permits process is crucial to hopes of opening an IR before the 2025 World Expo, the Osaka prefectural and city governments are taking an unusual measure to expedite the required Yumeshima environmental impact assessment.
Imperial Pacific International is in hot water with the Saipan government for paying only a third of its US$15 million annual casino license renewal fee, which was due on August 12, 2019.
Alvin Chau, the head of Macau’s biggest junket firm, Suncity Group Holdings, has been barred from entering Australia, according to reports in the Australian media.
Now that the House of Councillors election has passed, it is expected that the Casino Management Board candidates will be examined by the National Diet in this autumn’s Extraordinary Session, and that the Board will be formally established in January 2020, about six months later than had been originally envisioned.
Several Australian senators have called for an independent inquiry into allegations that Crown Resorts was promoting illegal gambling promotion operations in China, that it was facilitating visas for VIPs and had close links to organized crime.
A former employee of Crown Resorts has accused the company of engineering an illegal high-roller gambling promotion operation across China that led to the arrest of herself and 18 colleagues in 2016, local media reports.
Courts in Japan and the Philippines have rejected legal appeals from billionaire Kazuo Okada, who is seeking to regain control over his former gaming empire.
Several casinos are reportedly testing facial recognition systems inside their premises, according to Macau’s gaming regulator.