With the prospects of real progress being made to bring casinos to Japan, the activity surrounding various projects is picking up.
Wakayama now knows they need a little more time before a casino could open, missing their target, while Yokohama may never get one.
Covid-19 has made another impact on the Japanese IR timeline, forcing Wakayama to potentially delay its process.
Wakayama is getting ready to get serious about its integrated resort chances, with a spring timeline for its request for proposal process.
Suncity Group and Bloomberry Resorts have their eye on Wakayama and spent some time in front of local representatives this week showing off their concepts.
Wakayama is so confident in its ability to be an accepted destination that it has now announced that it won’t introduce a request-for-concept process.
Gov't officials in the Wakayama Prefecture of Japan are confident they will receive one of the three approvals for an integrated resort (IR) in the country.
The current governor, Yoshinobu Nisaka just picked up his fourth term as the prefecture’s governor, winning an election against Masayoshi Hatanaka.
The Philippines-based casino operator has a particular interest in creating an integrated resort in Japan’s Wakayama Marina City.