Barring some truly dramatic event, it is already clear Yokohama faces a year of battle over IR development in 2021, pushing other public issues to the margins. Yokohama Mayor Fumiko Hayashi’s mayoral term comes to an end in August 2021.
While the number of contenders willing to host an integrated resort has dropped dramatically since January, four runners - Yokohama, Osaka, Wakayama, and Nagasaki are continuing their campaign win a spot in Japan's integrated resort future.
The Nishinippon Shinbun, the leading regional newspaper of the Japanese island of Kyushu, editorialized on Monday against the IR development plan in Nagasaki that is supported by the region’s governors.
Gaming suppliers, like all areas of the industry, have felt the pinch from the Covid-19 crisis, though their growing digital businesses have proved a bright spot and helped offset the impact of the crisis.
Consolidation of the bases and advancement in adversity was the thrust of Macau Chief Executive’s policy address for 2021, though it gave little away when it came to the current pillar of the economy - the gaming industry.
The gaming industry in the Philippines generated PHP17.66 billion ($366 million) in Q3 despite severe restrictions, bouncing back from just PHP2.42 billion in Q2. Licensed casinos generated PHP15.03 billion of the total.
The Commonwealth Casino Commission board approved an order that temporarily adjusted a requirement for Imperial Pacific International to maintain $1 million at minimum in its casino cage. The ruling will allow the company to move the estimated $688,000 to $690,000 to a secure place.