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The Osaka Yumeshima IR Loses Its Inevitability

A year ago there were many things uncertain about IR development in Japan, but if there was one thing you could depend upon—one prediction...

Adelson Rips Japan’s “Negative Regulations”

Las Vegas Sands Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Sheldon Adelson chose his words carefully back in May when he announced that his firm, considered...

Japanese Online Gambling Leader Detained in Taiwan

Ganapati is arguably the most prominent firm in the online gambling industry that brings a touch of Japanese culture to the Japanese market. The firm’s founder, Hayato Kinoshita, was detained by police last week in Taiwan on gambling-related charges and reportedly faces up to three years in prison if he is prosecuted and convicted.

Preview: Ganapati CEO Refutes Media Reports

Ganapati CEO Juliet Adelstein has issued a letter to Asia Gaming Brief refuting various media reports regarding her online gambling company, which is well known for using Japanese motifs in its online products.

Governor Koike Accused of Deceiving Public on Tokyo IR Development Plans

In the summer of 2017, Fumiko Hayashi won reelection as mayor of Yokohama claiming to be a “blank slate” but in reality favoring IR...

The Partial Retirement of the “Don of Yokohama”

The “Don of Yokohama” has made a big move, but it may take some weeks or months to determine exactly what it signifies. Yukio Fujiki...

Recall Campaign Against Yokohama Mayor Could Be Formidable

All of the candidate locations seeking IR development are facing local citizen protests of one sort or another, but the one that really deserves attention is the recall campaign against Yokohama Mayor Fumiko Hayashi.

Nagasaki Gains a Step on Wakayama

In recent weeks, Nagasaki may have gained a step on Wakayama, which is likely its main rival to secure an IR license.

Macau’s Gambling King Leaves Behind Leadership Questions

The death this week of Stanley Ho, the towering figure of the gambling industry in Macau, produced global headlines, and for good reason: He...

Looking Ahead to Local Elections

The enduring unpopularity of IR developments among the Japanese public, as well as the much weaker position of the Shinzo Abe government in comparison...

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Sands Highlights Local Support Program

Sands China is highlighting its support for Macau’s local business community with a roadshow for two small-to-medium sized enterprises.

Fears of the Pachinko Industry Apocalypse on the Rise

Televised comments by Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga, the second most powerful man in the country, suggesting that pachinko is effectively a form of gambling and that it has already created major, untreated gambling addiction problems, has sent shivers through the already struggling pachinko industry.

Australia Resorts Upgrading to Woo Asia Tourists

Australia’s integrated resorts have been upgrading their facilities to capture a greater proportion of the expanding China outbound tourism market, as competition around Asia grows.

EY Wins Yokohama IR Consulting Contract

Ernst & Young ShinNihon has won another consulting contract with the Yokohama municipal government for the project titled “Investigation of New Strategic Urban Development Such as an Integrated Resort.”

Mombetsu Racecourse Disrupted by Hokkaido Earthquake

Mombetsu Racecourse, one of the three National Association of Racing tracks in Hokkaido, was significantly damaged in the September 6 earthquake, with care of its roughly 800 racehorses a particular area of concern.