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Sands’ Goldstein: “Our Commitment to Japan is Immense”

In an earnings conference call on Wednesday, Las Vegas Sands President and Chief Operating Officer Robert Goldstein spoke enthusiastically about his companies prospects and plans in Japan.

Outgoing Hokkaido Governor Promotes IR to Successor

Just days before she is set to leave office, outgoing Hokkaido Governor Harumi Takahashi has made her clearest statements of support for the prefecture to back Tomakomai city’s prospective IR license bid.

No Smoking Business Consortium Launched in Tokyo

Backed by Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike and the Tokyo Medical Association, the "No Smoking Promotion Business Consortium” was launched on Thursday as the latest effort to bring Japan’s public policies on smoking in line with most other advanced nations.

Galaxy Entertainment Bringing Manchester City Football Club to Japan

Macau-based IR operator Galaxy Entertainment announced on Wednesday that they will sponsor the annual “EuroJapan Cup” for two consecutive years beginning this summer. Within this framework, English Premier League champions Manchester City Football Club will play the Yokohama F. Marinos at Yokohama’s Nissan Stadium on July 27.

Melco Deploys Facial Recognition Technologies with Eye on Japan

Melco Resorts & Entertainment Chairman and CEO Lawrence Ho has revealed that his company is now making widespread use of facial recognition technology as part of its responsible gaming efforts. The system is meant to ensure that those people who should be excluded from the casino floor are in fact being denied entry.

Wynn Resorts Proposes Steve Wynn Ban Across All Properties

The embattled founder of Wynn Resorts, Steve Wynn, may soon find himself banned from entering the very properties he helped design should a proposal from Wynn Resorts come to fruition.

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