Having telegraphed its intention to do so since March, the Yokohama Chamber of Commerce & Industry has finally launched its pro-IR organization, dubbed the “Yokohama IR Promotion Association.”
Sega Sammy Holdings has recorded its net sales in the April-September 2019 six-month period at nearly 166 billion yen (about US$1.5 billion), which represents a 3.2% year-on-year decline.
The number legally installed gaming machines worldwide in 2018 is estimated at 7,402,395, with Japan taking the lion’s share at over 58%.
Melco Resorts & Entertainment made several major announcements at a press event in Tokyo on Tuesday, including that Japanese tennis champion Naomi Osaka has become brand ambassador and sports group director for the company’s Yokohama IR bid.
The intergovernmental Financial Action Task Force (FATF) began an in-depth survey of Japan’s anti-money laundering policies this week, examining government ministries, private banks, and cryptocurrency exchanges.
Las Vegas Sands executives told an earnings conference call that they are focusing attention on their Yokohama bid, which they envision will involve an investment of US$10-12 billion.