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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...

Governor Koike Accused of Deceiving Public on Tokyo IR Development Plans

In the summer of 2017, Fumiko Hayashi won reelection as mayor of Yokohama claiming to be a “blank slate” but in reality favoring IR...

The Partial Retirement of the “Don of Yokohama”

The “Don of Yokohama” has made a big move, but it may take some weeks or months to determine exactly what it signifies. Yukio Fujiki...

Nagasaki Gains a Step on Wakayama

In recent weeks, Nagasaki may have gained a step on Wakayama, which is likely its main rival to secure an IR license.

Macau’s Gambling King Leaves Behind Leadership Questions

The death this week of Stanley Ho, the towering figure of the gambling industry in Macau, produced global headlines, and for good reason: He...

Looking Ahead to Local Elections

The enduring unpopularity of IR developments among the Japanese public, as well as the much weaker position of the Shinzo Abe government in comparison...

Wakayama Illustrates Need for IR Bid Delay

The word came down this week, and the news was neither expected nor was it positive—only one prospective IR operator, the Suncity Group, filed...

Covid-19 Accelerates Decline of the Pachinko Industry

Oftentimes what periods of great crisis do is less to create entirely new trends, but rather to accelerate history, to speed along existing trends much faster than the leisurely evolution that might otherwise have occurred.

Denial as Japan’s IR Development Strategy

Whatever hand wringing may be taking place in private, the Shinzo Abe government’s IR strategy remains one of publicly pretending that all is well, that the ship is still on course, and its full speed ahead.

Covid-19 Lockdowns a Watershed Moment for Internet Gambling

A gradual shift from brick & mortar facilities to desktop and mobile devices has already been underway in recent decades, but one likely consequence of the Covid-19 lockdowns—in Japan and across the world—is that the older generations, who have been reluctant to embrace digitization, are now being forced to do so, and this is true of the Asian gambling industry as well.

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Tomakomai Best Positioned for Hokkaido IR

The Hokkaido Prefecture Government estimates that an IR placed at Tomakomai city would draw more visitors and produce more revenues than its local rivals.

Rising Internet Use to Fuel Tourism in Second-Tier Cities

Internet usage in China’s second-tier cities is rising and that’s expected to accelerate outbound travel from these areas, potentially benefiting Macau, Bloomberg analyst Vey-Sern Ling said in a presentation at G2E Asia.

Looming Strike Could Cripple Las Vegas Casinos

Thousands of hotel and casino workers in Las Vegas are set to walk off the job next month, with calls from unionized workers for wage increases, job security, and strengthened protections against sexual harassment.

Casino Debate Impacts Pachinko Industry Agenda

Leaders of Japan’s pachinko industry are recognizing that increased public attention to the casino debate is putting them on the firing line for gambling addiction issues.

Opposition Forces Short Delay in IR Bill Passage

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.