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Pagcor acts immediately to shut down Boracay casinos

The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. says it has had no hesitation in canceling the licenses for any and all Boracay casinos under its jurisdiction.

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.
Yamashita

Twelve firms submit Yokohama IR information

A dozen companies submitted plans and information to the Yokohama municipal government before the RFI deadline last Friday. Among these, eight were international IR operators, two were domestic property developers, and two were other kinds of Japanese firms.

Aichi Prefecture launches Tokoname RFI

The Aichi prefectural government has launched an RFI process for a “City of International Tourism Focused on MICE.”

Hokkaido governor looks for support from Tomakomai

The Hokkaido gubernatorial race is already informally underway. Incumbent Harumi Takahashi spoke with leaders of Tomakomai’s business community last Friday about the city’s potential IR bid in connection with her own political future.

Wynn Resorts still keen on Japan: Maddox

Wynn President and CEO Matthew Maddox has reaffirmed his company’s keen desire to gain an IR license in Japan..
Hokkaido IR

Hokkaido Experts’ Committee to select candidate site before year end

The Experts Committee established by Hokkaido Governor Harumi Takahashi to help give a IR bid political momentum vis-a-vis a skeptical prefectural assembly, held its first meeting on July 31. It declared that the candidate site would be settled by the end of the year.
Primorye

Shambala unveils Primorye plans as land auctions resume

Russia’s Primorye entertainment zone has just held a new round of bidding for land plots, attracting a major investor with plans for a 16,000-square meter integrated resort complex.

Queensland in new push for IR investors

Queensland is set to kick start its efforts to establish new IRs in the state four years after a previous round of bidding ended with little progress.

Caesars to offer resort licensing and brand opportunities

Caesars Entertainment Corporation has announced plans to license its Caesars Palace, Flamingo, The Cromwell and The LINQ brand in overseas destinations. The move will...

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RWLV going cashless sets benchmark for wider industry

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