Three leading contenders for Japanese IR casinos are all considering new partners as 2021 begins.
The Russia-annexed Crimea region has considered launching a casino market for years.
Mohegan is hoping to spin a successful launch in South Korea into a big Japanese IR bid.
Nagasaki will insist on over $100 million in infrastructure support from any winning casino bid.
Osaka plans to merge its city and prefecture governments to better rollout infrastructure projects, like a new integrated resort casino.
With the prospects of real progress being made to bring casinos to Japan, the activity surrounding various projects is picking up.
Top contenders to host a casino resort are tweaking their plans as Japan shuts its borders to foreign travelers.
Interested casino operators have until January 28 to submit their ideas and try to win over officials.
This could be the year significant progress is made to bring integrated resorts to Japan.
Two executives with the company will spend a year in jail for their role in a bribery investigation involving a member of Japan’s parliament.