Kenji Eda has lots of questions about Japan’s push for integrated resorts, and he’s not getting many answers.
Yokohama has held its first of six public meetings to convince the public to get on board with an integrated resort.
Wynn has confirmed they are no longer interested in Yokohama, but insist they’ll still consider on an opportunity if the conditions are right.
Europe hasn’t caught on to the IR craze that has helped build Las Vegas and Macau, but there’s a lot of potential there.
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.