Casinos Austria International was established in 1976 as the international arm of its parent company, Casinos Austria AG, whose own history traces back to 1934. They claim that since their founding Casinos Austria International has operated in 35 countries and opened 215 casinos and entertainment facilities.
Casinos Austria International held a press conference in Tokyo in November 2018 announcing their intention to enter the Japan IR race, as well as the appointment of Akio Hayashi as the leader of their local effort.
Family Name: Hayashi
Given Name: Akio
Profile: Hayashi's career before his appointment to lead Casinos Austria International's Japan IR effort related entirely to medical research. Among other things, he founded the BIOS Corporation in 2015, one of his several endeavors related to regenerative medicine.
The most remarkable aspect of the Kyushu-Nagasaki IR Business Connect Seminar held last week was that it revealed that there are a number potential IR operator bidders that were previously not known to be in the race for a regional Japanese IR.
Speaking before the Nagasaki Prefectural Assembly last Friday, Nagasaki Governor Hodo Nakamura reaffirmed his support for the Sasebo IR bid and urged the national government not to delay too much in issuing its IR regulations and establishing the national regulatory framework.
Casinos Austria International Japan (CAIJ) is planning to build its IR bid on the security that comes with choosing a state-run casino operator, and it will be based on the themes of classical music and medical care, according to CAIJ President Akio Hayashi in an exclusive interview with AGB Nippon.
Casinos Austria International (CAI) unexpectedly emerged as the 17th international IR operator—and the second Europe-based firm—to clearly enter the contest for one of the three IR licenses to be available in Japan.