Citing confusion around the process caused by scandals, and a lack of organization at the regional level, sources expect the entire process to be delayed up to 8 months.
Nagasaki’s authorities have announced that they believe the proposal process for a coveted integrated resort could stretch out another year.
Suga promotes the undeniable positives of integrated resorts while Osaka’s mayor and governor give a vote of confidence.
Covid-19 has made another impact on the Japanese IR timeline, forcing Wakayama to potentially delay its process.
The Basic Policy that will govern the country’s casinos is expected to be presented in July, but the next steps might have to wait because of COVID-19
The coronavirus pandemic can’t keep the country’s government from moving forward with its integrated resort plans.
Noting the government’s long application timeline, analysts expect nothing should get in the way of the IR process.
With the coronavirus putting the global casino industry in a nervous position, Japan’s build up to its first integrated resorts looks shaky.
Shinzo Abe is dismissing opposition and said he plans to get the integrated resort policy done.
In his opening speech to the Diet, Abe made no mention of integrated resorts, and sources say the whole thing might be put on hold after the country’s bribery scandal.