Genting Malaysia's Resorts World Genting is likely to be closed for three months due to the latest Covid outbreaks, with the opening of its highly anticipated outdoor theme park pushed back until December, according to Maybank Research.
PH Resorts said it now expects to open its Emerald Bay resort on Cebu in the Philippines in the third quarter of 2022. It had earlier said it was pushing hard for a soft opening late this year.
Century Entertainment said it now expects the opening of a new casino in Dara Sakor to take place in April after being delayed to a new round of Covid-19 mandated closures in Cambodia.
The emergence of Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga as the all-but-certain next prime minister of Japan is good news for Japan’s pro-IR community. However, even with a solid friend in the Kantei, there’s plenty of reason to believe that the government is about to hit the brakes.
Oshidori said its confident its bid for a license in Nagasaki will be far “more exciting” than any other project and the termination of an accord with France’s Groupe Partouche won’t affect its chances.
Wynn Resorts is closing its Yokohama office due to the impact of the Covid-19 crisis on the integrated resort business, though says long term it’s still interested in Japan.
Junket promoter Rich Goldman said the Covid-19 pandemic has delayed the closure of a joint venture agreement that would allow it to provide VIP customers to Bloomberry Resorts’ Solaire Resort & Casino in Manila.
On Thursday the number of new Covid-19 cases in Tokyo shot up beyond one hundred, deepening concerns that the Japanese nation may be sliding into a second wave, and possibly necessitating an additional period of business closures.
Whatever hand wringing may be taking place in private, the Shinzo Abe government’s IR strategy remains one of publicly pretending that all is well,...
SkyCity’s convention centre is likely to be delayed by at least another year after a fire, leaving commentators scrambling to assess the financial impact.