In Japan and a local consortium known as The Niki and Chyau Fwu (Parkview) Group is reportedly now vying with four foreign rivals for the right to potentially operate the integrated casino resort being planned for Nagasaki Prefecture.

According to a report from Inside Asian Gaming, the Tokyo-headquartered entity is a joint enterprise of Asian construction giant The Hong Kong Parkview Group Limited and Japanese hotel operator The Niki Company Limited. The source detailed that this venture was recently one of five groups to submit an official application as part of the request for proposal (RFP) stage of Nagasaki Prefecture’s campaign to win the right to host an integrated casino resort.

Conclusive criteria:

Although most gambling is currently illegal in Japan, the coalition government of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe passed legislation in July of 2018 that is to see the nation of over 126 million inhabitants license a trio of integrated casino resorts featuring hotels, exhibition facilities and extensive gaming floors. In order to be in the running to accommodate one of these potentially-lucrative developments, candidate communities are first reportedly being obliged to pick a prospective operator before submitting a final bid to a panel of federal selectors in advance of an April of 2022 deadline.

Intense interest:

Nagasaki Prefecture is home to approximately 1.3 million people and is reportedly hoping that it will be permitted to bring one of these Las Vegas-style facilities to a 74-acre plot of land located next to its Huis Ten Bosch theme park. The Kyushu community completed the three-week RFP section of this process late last month and is now purportedly considering bids from The Niki and Chyau Fwu (Parkview) Group, American casino operator Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment, European gambling giants Casinos Austria International and Groupe Partouche and a consortium being fronted by Hong Kong-listed Get Nice Holdings Limited.

Reportedly read a statement from The Niki and Chyau Fwu (Parkview) Group…

“The Niki and Chyau Fwu (Parkview) Group announces we will apply as an operator for a Kyushu-Nagasaki integrated casino resort. We will propose to build a super smart community that makes full use of cutting-edge technology, centered on an integrated casino resort in the city of Sasebo and spreading to Omura Bay. We aim to become the model case for a regionalized integrated casino resort in Japan. Our team will work with local influential companies in Japan and we are confident that we are the core to realization and success of a Kyushu-Nagasaki integrated casino resort.”