Opposition party leaders led by the Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan have continued to signal their fierce disapproval of the IR Implementation Bill, and they found a means to force a short delay in passage of the legislation through the House of Representatives.
The use of facial ID technology to identify off-duty casino workers would be “hardly 100 percent accurate,” says a gaming expert in Macau.
Foreign casino operators may wind up as minority partners in Japan’s first IRs and not hold the majority that some had hoped for, said David Bonnet, managing partner at Delta State Holdings.
Japanese gaming mogul Kazuo Okada and an associate has been arrested by Hong Kong’s anti-corruption watchdog, according to a filing from Universal Entertainment Corporation.
Organizers have announced that the “First Hokkaido IR Showcase” will be held in Sapporo city on November 30 and December 1 of this year, including participation from all three mayors of the municipalities who are currently angling for the support of the prefectural government in making IR bids.
In addition to Clairvest and Hard Rock, both Rush Street Gaming and Mohegan are in the process of opening offices in Tomakomai city, Hokkaido, a report in the local newspaper, Tomakomai Minpo, has revealed.
At least three of four of the major US casino operators will continue to rely on Macau as their growth engine over the next five years, said Bernstein in a note. These companies include Wynn Resorts, Las Vegas Sands, and to some extent, MGM Resorts.