Three leading contenders for Japanese IR casinos are all considering new partners as 2021 begins.
Osaka plans to merge its city and prefecture governments to better rollout infrastructure projects, like a new integrated resort casino.
Local officials announce that they will begin accepting applications for casino partners soon after the new year.
Changes could be coming to the Osaka region that would make the inclusion of an integrated resort virtually impossible.
Suga promotes the undeniable positives of integrated resorts while Osaka’s mayor and governor give a vote of confidence.
Osaka won’t be moving forward until they have this whole pandemic situation figured out and Japan gets its Basic Policy in order.
The city has announced that it needs six more months to come up with a solid plan for a possible integrated resort.
MGM looks like it might still have an Osaka IR completed by 2026, despite new delays caused by COVID-19.
MGM nudged out every competitor to become the only applicant Osaka could really consider, and will now have to build a great resort.
The local government now prohibits anyone within its ranks from meeting with operators to discuss integrated resorts.