Japan

Japanese Central Government Turns Down Nagasaki’s IR Plans Due To Uncertainty Concerning Funding

It was recently reported that the Japanese government, more specifically the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, turned down a plan to officially open a Las Vegas-style casino-centered inte...

Osaka Expo’s Problems Strain City’s IR Construction Progress

Work on ground preparation has now officially started for the planned Osaka’s integrated resort (IR) which is slated to be cited right beside the Osaka’s expo site. However, this step forward is masked by issue...

GAN Enters Definitive Merger Agreement With Sega Sammy Creation

GAN Limited, a leading North American real money iGaming technology provider and a prominent sports betting operator has entered a definitive Merger Agreement with Sega Sammy Creation, a game development subsid...

Osaka and MGM, Oryx Sign Implementation Plan To Speed Up the First Casino Development

The development of the landmark casino and leisure property for the Yumeshima island near Osaka has reached another milestone. Following the recent approval of the central Japanese governmental authorities, the...

Japan’s Central Government Validates Revised Osaka IR District Development Plan

The implementation agreement for the construction of Osaka's first integrated resort (IR), created by a consortium of MGM Resorts and Osaka Prefecture, has been officially validated by Japan's central governmen...

Osaka Resort Investments Reach $8.62 Billion Estimate As The Launch Moves To 2030

The Osaka authorities have reportedly confirmed that the first integrated resort in this region will be opened in the summer of 2030 to cast away the speculations about an earlier launch of the luxurious proper...

Osaka Metro To Connect The MGM Casino Resort Location By Mid-2024

The plans to start the construction of the first Osaka casino resort in Osaka Bay have seemingly made the rapid railway operator Osaka Metro Co Ltd to apply for the respective permit to Japan’s Ministry of Land...

Grand Korea Leisure Records 60% Profit Decline in Q2 2023

South Korean casino operator, Grand Korea Leisure (GKL), has unveiled that its net income in the second quarter of 2023 amounted to KRW8.58 billion (US$6.5 million). As reported by Inside Asian Gaming (IAG), th...

Osaka Resort Unlikely to Launch in 2029

Osaka Governor Hirofumi Yoshimura said on July 18, 2023 that the integrated resort and casino facility on Yumeshima Island will be difficult to launch by 2029. The impatiently expected Osaka Resort, which will ...

MGM Osaka Casino Looking to Make $4 Billion in Revenues Upon the 2030 Launch

As Asian Gaming Brief (AGB) reports, the analysts of financial service company Morningstar estimate that the $10 billion Osaka resort operated by casino giant MGM has the potential to outperform Las Vegas Sands...

Osaka To Host Japan’s First Casino

Today, Japan’s national government officially approved a plan to construct the country’s first integrated casino-resort in the western city of Osaka, allowing the 1.8 trillion yen, which is approximately $13.5 ...

Government To Validate Plans For Osaka’s First Integrated Casino-Resort

As reported by the daily newspaper "The Japan Times," the government is projected to approve a plan by Osaka Prefecture and the city of Osaka to officially open Japan's first integrated casino-resort in 2029, g...