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Wynn says Macau marketing war unlikely

Wynn Macau doesn’t foresee Macau’s six operators undertaking a major marketing push or promotional push to win back clients and expects there to be plenty of business once travel resumes.

No definite plans for CoD expansion, Premium Leisure says

Premium Leisure Corp. has clarified that there are no definite plans for the expansion of the City of Dreams brand in the Philippines at the moment, after Chairman Willy Ocier was widely reported as talking about a potential new resort on Tuesday.

PR agency power paves roads to IR licenses

In recent years, IR operators have been building their Japan operations from scratch, their eyes firmly on the prize of winning a gaming license and the considerable profits that are almost universally expected to derive from the Japanese market.

Wynn Resorts upgrades its Japanese webpage

In a clear sign that Wynn Resorts is now in the midst of ramping up its IR campaign, the company’s Japanese-language website has been fully redesigned and upgraded, going live on Monday.

Tomakomai leads in Hokkaido IR race

The Experts Committee established by Hokkaido Governor Harumi Takahashi held its third meeting on Wednesday and declared that among the three municipalities vying for...

Policymakers discuss gambling addiction measures

Makoto Nakagawa, deputy-secretary general of the Abe Cabinet’s Office of Integrated Resort Regime Promotion remained for the entire three hours of an event in Tokyo...

Sega Sammy seeks future as major international IR operator

Sega Sammy Holdings released its 150-page “Integrated Report 2018” this week in which, among other things, the company proclaims its intention to be “on an equal footing with world-famous IR operators” both domestically and internationally.

MGM sponsors Tokyo music festival

MGM Resorts Japan was a special sponsor for an event last week called the 2nd ASEAN-Japan Music Festival, held at NHK Hall in Shibuya Ward. A representative of MGM Resorts pointed to this festival as an example of the company’s intention to promote Japanese musical acts both domestically and internationally.

Government launches survey of IR bid intentions

The central government bureaucracy has launched its first major initiative since the July passage of the IR Implementation Act by beginning surveys on the...

Rising sea levels seen as threat to Kansai Airport

Internationally, if not necessarily domestically, the flooding of Kansai International Airport is being discussed not as an aberration caused by a freak storm, but as a warning for the future as climate change causes sea levels to rise and typhoons to become more powerful.

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