Kenji Eda has lots of questions about Japan’s push for integrated resorts, and he’s not getting many answers.
Three leading contenders for Japanese IR casinos are all considering new partners as 2021 begins.
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.
Nagasaki concludes its RFP and Wynn Resorts is out as Japan continues to advance its plans to bring IRs to the country.
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.
The mayor believes the COVID-19 pandemic is still too strong to allow the Olympic Games to come to Tokyo.
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.