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Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and Osaka’s IR Bid

If it can be said that Yoshihide Suga’s emergence as prime minister of Japan is something of a poisoned chalice for Yokohama’s IR bid,...

Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and Yokohama’s IR Bid

For the first time since the IR legislation was passed into law, Japan has a new prime minister. Fortunately for Japan’s pro-IR community, it...

IR Development as the “Confrontational Axis” of Japanese Politics

“The casino issue is symbolic of the clear confrontational axis between top-down politics and grassroots politics… We cannot let matters continue as they have...

Prime Minister Suga Likely to Hit the Brakes on IR Development

The emergence of Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga as the all-but-certain next prime minister of Japan is good news for Japan’s pro-IR community. However,...

Beijing’s Weaponization of Outbound Tourism and Japanese IRs

This week the Chinese government delivered a clear warning that it intended to weaponize the nation’s outbound tourism as it relates to the Asian...

The Implications of the Akimoto Bribery Case

The 500 Dot Com bribery case is hitting the news headlines again with a second arrest of former Senior Vice-Minister of the Cabinet Office...

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.

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Michael Mecca Appointed Galaxy Non-Executive Director

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Universal Seeks IPO for Tiger, Says Manila Sales Rising

Universal Entertainment said it plans to seek a stock market listing for the company that controls its Okada Manila property within the next two years as it positions for further growth.

New Zealand Trial Facial Recognition Technology

About fifteen gaming venues across New Zealand are trying out facial recognition technology, with a further six to install the system in the next few weeks, local media reports.

Deutsche Bank Lowers Forecasts for Wynn Resorts

Deutsche Bank analysts have trimmed their 2018Q2 forecast for Wynn Resorts, mainly due to lower-than-anticipated VIP volumes, increasing competition, and the impact of the World Cup.

Syndicates Secure Bank Accounts Ahead of World Cup

With only a few days to the FIFA World Cup, bookmaking syndicates in Malaysia have been busy securing bank accounts from individuals to be used to accept bets and launder money during the tournament, Oriental Daily News reports.